What eclipse?

 

Mom says I’m not allowed to look at the sun, so I couldn’t see the eclipse. All I noticed is that my sunpuddle got very dim.  We had about 80% solar eclipse in Northern California.

Raven with the eclipse

Mom used a Chewy box to make an eclipse viewer.  It’s like one of those “pinhole” viewers, except you use a pair of binoculars to get a bigger image.

Eclipse viewer using binoculars

Dad was at work, where someone set up a telescope to view the eclipse. He got this neat photo through the telescope.

Partial solar eclipse image

I hope you all enjoyed the eclipse, or at least had a great Monday!

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21 Responses to What eclipse?

  1. oh what a great photo!! We are going to have a partial too, (at around 2:20 or so)….it is starting to get a little darker here, we do have some cloud cover, but it is starting to look kind of strange out there. The natural instinct is to WANT to look up but I can’t, I don’t have the glasses!!

    • Raven says:

      I don’t have glasses either, that’s why I decided to experiment with the binocular viewer. They gave a big image, but they’re heavy and awkward. It would have been easier if I could have mounted them on a tripod, but mine don’t have a tripod mount.

  2. Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Jan K says:

    Very cool shots there by your Mom and Dad!
    I didn’t get the glasses either, so didn’t get to look. I think we were getting about 60% here. If I wasn’t told it was going on, I might not have noticed. The light just got a little odd, almost like the sun went partially behind a tree or something.
    We are going to be in the path of the total eclipse I think, at least some of our state, in 7 or 8 years. I’ll be sure to get the glasses for that one – it was very tempting to want to look!

    • Raven says:

      The light during the eclipse does take on a different quality, almost as if it’s much more diffused then normal.
      Another total eclipse is coming to the U.S. April 8, 2024!

  4. Great pictures ! Thank you for sharing with us ! Purrs

  5. Brian says:

    We had the total eclispe here and it was pretty cool!

  6. Raven, we had about 80% totality too, and there were about 40 co-workers sharing eclipse glasses and ‘boxes’ for about 30 minutes. It was a real thrill!

  7. Summer says:

    My human missed the eclipse because she had to take her car in for new tires and it happened when she was walking back to the house.

  8. We slept through it, though the mom watched with her special glasses. We had about 80% coverage here too.

  9. 15andmeowing says:

    Chewy boxes are good for everything 🙂

  10. Our mom didn’t have the special glasses but caught glimpses via a reflection. It was mostly cloudy at that point, but the time it was full it was completely overcast. We tried to watch on TV but found that pretty disappointing too. If ever there were a case of ‘you had to be there,’ this was it. Oh well.

  11. The binoculars was a great idea! Awesome pictures, better than a lot I’ve seen!

  12. Our human saw a total eclipse many years ago in Germany. She actually said it was pretty boring (???!!), but ok, she was a teenager at that time. And the brains of teenagers is one of the greatest mysteries.

  13. Cathy Keisha says:

    Neat-o eclipse pics. We only had 71% so TW live streamed it online. If we live until 2024, we’ll have alway 100%.

  14. Cleo says:

    Those are some very cool photos indeed! Dad got to view the eclipse through a few different homemade viewers, and he and mom got to see it through some good glasses as well. We were in the 93% range, and it was awesome!!

  15. BZ Dogs says:

    Cool shot! We were at Disneyland and Son manage to sweet talk a very nice man into letting him have a peak through his eclipse glasses. 🙂

  16. Seriouslies, that was sure a big deal for the humans, wasn’t it! It’s a good thing they warned us that the sun picked would return after a few minutes, we got a bit worried when that totality thingy happened here!

  17. Gattina says:

    Besides the fact that we didn’t have the eclipse, my cats have their eyes closed to 90 % per day !

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