Sunday, December 2

Eclipse 2012

The total solar eclipse on November 14 was visible in Queensland's north. Here in the south 86% of the sun was covered.

This was my method of seeing the eclipse without looking directly at the sun.

Closer to the time of maximum eclipse, this is what it looked like.

As you may have seen on the news, one of the TV cameras filmed me when i moved the crescent to around the face area of my shadow - such that it looked like a big smile.

I think science only makes it on commercial news if there's pretty footage - or a corny line like "the eclipse brought a smile to everyone's face". (Sigh!)