Eclipse!

When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?

–Psalm 8:2-3 (NIV)

A hole in the sky surrounded by gossamer fire.
A sunset on every horizon.
Stars appearing in the middle of the day.
No pictures could to this justice, so I did not try to take any at totality. I simply enjoyed those 2.5 minutes in Alliance, NE.

I did take a few pictures during the hour and a half leading up to totality.

Image projected on white cardboard from a 15 power spotter scope. You can see the moon starting to cover the sun’s disk and a few small sunspots.

Image projected on white cardboard from a 15 power spotter scope. You can see the moon covering a bit more of the sun’s disk and a few small sunspots.

In a pinch, a straw had can serve as a collection of pinhole projectors.

Tree leaves can be pinhole projectors too.

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