Photo of the day

Was totally excited that we had a beautiful clear day to see the partial solar eclipse yesterday.  The downside is that it did not last long at all before sunset hit in central, NC.  Also, was excited to discover this awesome website to help me figure out a good viewing location– the problem in this area is a good view of the horizon unblocked by trees.  Suncalc.net showed me that the eastern edge of Lake Crabtree was perfect.  Here’s where I watched yesterday.

Of course, other people figured that out, too, so despite nothing but a basic pinhole setup I got some great views from friendly people with great camera set-ups– one guy had an 800mm lens the size of my thigh.  Here’s the view  from his camera.

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And here’s a great shot I found in a Flickr eclipse gallery:

Solar Eclipse October 2014

Solar Eclipse October 2014

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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