Thursday, May 24, 2012

Crescents

On May 20, 2012, with a makeshift projector, we viewed the annular solar eclipse in Tucson, Arizona where it appeared as a partial eclipse.




Also during the eclipse, subtle crescent shapes appeared in leafy shadows on the ground and walls.


The tiny sun crescents were a little easier to see on smooth white posterboard.













Linking to Skywatch Friday and Shadow Shot Sunday 2

38 comments:

betchai said...

oh wow, these are so unique images Dianne, the shadows are so impressive, wish I had seen it too but I stayed away from it because of my sensitivity to light. But I am glad I am able to see it through your pictures and the shadows are bonus.

merisi in Vienna said...

Thank you for all these images, especially the ones with leafy crescent-shaped shadows! I remember that phenomena, when I last so a solar eclipse on the East Coast. And the quiet, it seemed the birds stopped singing, wondering what was going on.

Merisi said...

Sorry, it should have been "phenomenon" -
cheers,
Merisi

Darla said...

Wonderful photos...wasn't it fun to be living where we could witness the event?

angryparsnip said...

Fabulous.
I love your set-up. You really thought about it.
I have never seen all the tiny sun crescents, that is so wonderful.

cheers, parsnip

lifeisaroadtrip said...

That is amazing, Diane! What a neat idea. I never even thought of it.

Gaelyn said...

I love all the tiny crescents! Shame I didn't bring my other camera to take photos of the reflections.

Michael Watson said...

Unfortunately, it was dark here before the eclipse began. Wonderful, playful images! Thanks you for sharing them!

Loree said...

An eclipse is such a wonderful show - and all for free. Last summer we had a lunar eclipse - the first for my son - and he loved it.

Icy BC said...

These are beautiful photos of the eclipse, and the shadows turned out perfectly pretty!

Annie said...

I remember one year, while still working, finding such shades right outside my back door at work. The trees cast the most unusual shadows. I looked for such shadows this time around but wasn't in the right place. No trees nearby and just tiny shrubs. So glad to see yours.

Chomp said...

Sin duda un gran espectáculo, felicidades por acudir a él.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Diane, You are so lucky to have seen the eclipse. We couldn't see it here... SO--I have enjoyed seeing pictures, like yours. Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Teresa said...

These are amazing...I didn't get a chance to see the eclipse....maybe next time..will I live that long???? LOL!

Salitype said...

I wanted to see it, but completely forgot ! Glad to see that you got the chance to view the eclipse -- so cool !

aligaga

Lindy MacDuff said...

How very creative! I really like the crescents you captured through the trees. It almost makes them look like clouds, in an abstract sort of way.

I haven't witnessed an eclipse in years, probably when we last lived in AZ. I remember, when I was a child, my dad made some sort of box contraption for us to use to safely observe the eclipse.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Great captures.
We did not have the chance to watch the eclipse here.
Costas

Betty Manousos said...

oh, what an interesting post, diane!
and what a neat idea.
these are all amazing!

indeed great shots!

have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo

Liz said...

Wow!! What a wonderful idea and lovely images. Very clever.

Magpie said...

These are amazing! I didn't even get to see it because I've been such a slug lately, I didn't even know it was happening! Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful "features" of the eclipse.

Gary said...

Great way to view it!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Laylah said...

That's really cool, never saw anyone do that before :)

eileeninmd said...

Cool captures of the eclipse and the shadows are awesome. Happy skywatching!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I missed the eclipse, but this post makes up for it... Thanks!!

Joyful said...

Wonderful shots!

rainfield61 said...

You give me a second chance to witness the solar eclipse again.

Giga said...

Cudownie i ciekawie pokazane pierścieniowe zaćmienie słońca.Pozdrawiam.
Wonderful and interesting show ring eclipse of the sun. Yours.

Kelly said...

These shadows are fascinating - great captures!!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures of the eclipse, Diane! It didn't put in an appearance in Seattle and it was raining anyway! Surprise, surprise! Love your shadow shots for the day! They are beautiful! Hope you're having a great Memorial Day weekend!

Sylvia

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such amazing eclipse effects! You have detailed them so beautifully! What an exciting experience that must have been! Fascinating photos!

chubskulit said...

These are gorgeous Dianne!

Shadow Shots I have, come and see.

Catherine said...

wow wonderful sequence of an amazing phenomenon..

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Spectacular images. Thanks for sharing.

Faylinn said...

Beautiful images...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Altogether lovely--and you saved your eyes!

Empty Horse Corral

Amin said...

Hello! Very interesting post!

Rohrerbot said...

That's a great idea Diane! Nice work. That was a tricky day for me as well....figuring out what goes where etc etc. At the end I was happy with the results and photos....but also super sensitive to not buring out my photo lens.....love your shots!

Janie said...

Great images of the eclipse. Smart to figure out a way to project it onto posterboard.