annular solar eclipse, May 20, 2012

Albuquerque was one of the primary viewing places for the eclipse today. so after a long farm work day of diverse projects, we took ourselves, some internet-special eclipse shades, our cameras and a six-pack out to the pirate fort to chill out and watch the Fenris Wolf devour the sun.

Alan, rocking the eclipse shades and the spectacular earrings we got him for his birthday (seriously, check these out):
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Alan and Rev viewing the eclipse from the Grandfather Cottonwood tree:
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a view which got even cuter on the other side:
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Caden taking photographs:
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the first bite:
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at this point, i figured out the best set of filters and settings to use to capture what i was actually seeing. this proved a great opportunity for figuring out more of my camera’s extensive abilities.
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vivid red color filter
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nom.
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Alan, bathed in the eclipse light (seriously, did you see those awesome earrings?)
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the bite gets bigger
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it got very suspenseful right about this point:
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almost!
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almost! with tree branches
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and, gone. the moon ate the sun. except for that one bit. i never eat the crust, either.
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and out the other side
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i think this one is my favorite
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eclipse light in the elms
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branched
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the sun’s return, seen through the trees
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Rev on the wall, watching
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and Tattersall in the garden, not watching.
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an altogether magical evening.

4 thoughts on “annular solar eclipse, May 20, 2012

  1. Taggart

    H and Dawn and myself found the joy of sitting on the North Diversion channel and throwing rocks and clods of dirt down the slopes while watching the eclipse.

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