23 May 2012

Solar Eclipse

We had a festive evening with the solar eclipse here in Santa Fe

Since we couldn't look at it directly we tried the pinhole idea...

...but it was lame

We also read you can ruin your camera by taking pictures of the sun so we used my old iPhone. These photos look nothing like the awesome photos in newspapers. It looks like the sun and nothing more. What is weird is in each of the pics it seems you can see a tiny image of the eclipse off to the side

The tiny image is in the middle right. This was 7:32pm - 3 minutes before the peak

Now it's at about "2pm" from the sun - this was 7:35pm when it was dead center

Now the image is at "4:30" from the sun - this was 7:38pm

I'll wait for the smart science people to explain