Sunrise on the Maumee

Sunrise on the Maumee

Friday, June 1, 2012

Partial Solar Eclipse

     Napa is a long way from the Maumee River, but I happened to be there during the recent partial solar eclipse.  

     Above is an image of the moon passing across the sun as seen through a pinhole projected onto a wall.  Below you can see the same pinhole effect produced by the intersections of tree leaves, casting multiple shadows onto the sidewalk.
          Another interesting celestial event occurs June 5 when Venus crosses the sun.  This can be seen in the afternoon if you live in the Americas.  For more information about safely viewing this event, go to Astro Bob.

1 comment:

  1. Oh!! I hadn't considered that you'd get to witness that! Awesome!