Monday, May 21, 2012

Photo of the Week: Week 20 -- SUNday!

On Sunday, May 20th, we got to see a rather rare event — an annular eclipse. An annular eclipse happens when the moon, which looks just a little bit smaller than the sun, passes in front of the sun causing an annulus or ring (cue Johnny Cash.) This year, the annular eclipse covered a little over 90% of the sun! It was pretty neat!

Aaron and I took a break from our busy weekend of garage sale haggling, classroom moving, and house packing to watch this super-cool natural phenomenon. Someone (it couldn't possibly have been me!) forgot to charge the camera, so all of these photos are compliments of my hubby, who took the photos with his camera phone.

I created an eclipse watcher by poking several nail holes into a file folder.
Can you see all the little baby crescent moon sun shapes?!?

The eclipse -- as seen through the leaves of the tree! 

My awesome attempt at being able to see the sun. Four pair of sunglasses! 

Another photo courtesy of the leaves. 

The sun's eclipse shadowed on our Pretty Little Turlock House...
.. a great way to spend the last Sunday in our pretty little home. 
If you missed it, don't worry — just mark your calendars for the "hybrid eclipse" to take place in November of 2013. And book your plane ticket to Africa to see it. :) But if you want to see from the comfort of your North American home, you will have to wait until the partial eclipse on October 23, 2014.

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