Sunday, September 24, 2006

Solar eclipse in Cape Town ...

We had a 71% solar eclipse in Capetown at about 15h00 on 22 September.

I did not have anything to shield my eyes so I did not look at the sun.
However I went outside and looked at the shaddows under some trees that grow (imperceptably) in Dorp Street. Look at the shape of the shafts of sunlight on the tarmac. The gaps between the leaves act as pinholes, casting images of the partially obscurred sun on the ground.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very cool, Dennis. I should have sent you some solar eclipse glasses. We have a good stock of them from an eclipse a few years back on Christmas Day.