MOONSHADOWS

by Angeliska on May 23, 2012

A few days ago, I got to witness my first solar eclipse. A strangely gentle and peaceful experience, all over too soon. The sun set below the horizon before we could see it fully obscured, alas. The moon took bigger and bigger bites of the sun, turning it into a big glowing pac-man, and then into a fiery crescent, a moon twin.

I’m in love with these stunning photos from Willoughby Owen, taken in Lubbock, Texas – which was one of the few optimum spots where one could observe the “Ring of Fire” phenomenon. He captured it so beautifully.

2012 Annular Solar Eclipse - Lubbock, Texas

2012 Annular Solar Eclipse - Lubbock, Texas

2012 Annular Solar Eclipse - Lubbock, Texas

There were also lots of wonderful photos going around from people capturing the moon shadows cast by this strange occurrence. I wish I’d seen that!

When the moon played with the sun
When the moon played with the sun by raccoon-00

Only one welding hood, so we're sharing...
We watched it in the street in front of our house – passing Colin’s welding hood back and forth between us. Neighbors came by and we let them check it out too. They thought I was crazy, standing in the street wearing a lemon yellow slip and a welding hood. I forget that slips are still considered underwear by some, often.

Watching the eclipse with Colin & his welding hood! So freaking awesome.
I suppose we made a strange sight to passersby unaware that an eclipse was happening…

Blacksmith Blue Steel
Colin has eyes that can shoot fire and lasers.

Extreme eclipse watching measures!
When the sun set too low, we tried a ladder, and then hopped in the truck to try and watch it from higher ground – to no avail! It had sunk below the horizon. Did you see the eclipse? Have you ever seen one before? Tell me stories.

Moons, Moons, They’re Everywhere. The Unexpected Shadows of the Solar Eclipse

There Goes The Sun – More Eclipse Photos

4 comments

i love the thought of you in a slip and welding mask. best. ever. i missed the eclipse completely, somehow. damnit.

by lau on May 23, 2012 at 4:09 pm. #

We unexpectedly happened upon the eclipse on our drive back from Fredericksburg. If we had planned in advance we would have watched it from on the top of Enchanted Rock. Next time let’s meet there. It was AMAZING but gone too soon. Unfortunately we didn’t have a welding mask, hopefully we didn’t mess up our eyes too bad. It was quite the sight to see!! Those photos are amazing!!

by Carley on May 24, 2012 at 6:23 am. #

Beautiful photos! I wish I could have seen the eclipse, but no can do in this part of the world.

by Mrs D on May 24, 2012 at 1:25 pm. #

thank you for letting me see! awesome.

by Angie on June 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm. #

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