Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse


Ooh, Shiny! and an Ooh, Darn!  and an Ooh, Yay!

Ten minutes to eclipse!  What to do? No special glasses — library was out. I should have made a pinhole camera but oh well,  too late, now.

They say don’t look directly.  You can blind yourself.  And sunglasses won’t help either.

Oh! I could use my camera.  I could look at the eclipse on the back instead of through the viewer.  I wouldn’t burn my eyes.

Nabbed a shot.

Disappointed, looking at the shot on the camera viewer, I saw only a shiny sunstar on blue sky — no eclipse.

I went inside to read a little more on the eclipse intending to go back out.  Oh no! They say, do not use your DSLR unless you have a special filter because it can ruin the lens.  Did I ruin the lens?

Snap a couple pics indoors of my computer screen (weird rainbow effect on the white screen — uh oh), my notebook (good) and a vase (good).  Everything looks ok but better not take another pic of the eclipse.  I can’t afford another camera.

Too bad it didn’t turn out but at least it was a cool looking starry sun pic.

Bring it up in Photoshop.  OMG!  I got the moon on it too!  That is so awesome!  It just wasn’t touching the sun yet.


How to Take Pictures of a Solar Eclipse
Eclipses visible in Tucson

Ooh, Shiny!
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Some Amazon stuff, a couple of eclipse books that looked interesting.  I loved Total Eclipse of the Hearty by Bonnie Tyler (this totally dates me! lol).

Totality: The Great American Eclipses of 2017 and 2024

Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets

Total Eclipse of the Heart CD by Bonnie Tyler

Eclipse men’s t-shirt

disclaimer: I signed up as an Amazon associate. I should get a percentage back if anybody buys anything at Amazon through my links. (Amazon doesn’t decide if they accept you until they look at your site after a first purchase. No first purchase yet, so still in the acceptance process) Books are 4.5% but other things vary from 0-10%.  I think Amazon requires the following text: “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.”

9 Replies to “Solar Eclipse”

  1. Nice attempt tho 😀 , lucky you didn’t get your lens burnt maybe next time you’ll be better prepared.

    1. Definitely, I figure if I wait a couple months all those eclipse glasses and — crossing fingers for this — the eclipse lenses will go on sale or resale at garage sales and ebay.

      Although I am thinking of making a pinhole camera later as they look pretty cool anyways.

      Did you get a good shot of the eclipse?

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