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Here comes the sun

Sunday's partial solar eclipse was best viewed indirectly, as seen in this photo with a multitude of images of the sun projected onto a wall. The photo, entitled "My view of the eclipse" was submited by a Voice reader. Locally, thousands of people flocked to Foothill College's observatory Sunday evening to glimpse the eclipse from telescopes, as well as a variety of homemade devices, including pin-hole viewers and binoculars rigged to project the celestial event. While the Bay Area didn't get the full effect of the ring-shaped "annular" eclipse that was seen in other parts of the state, at its peak around 6:30 p.m., the moon covered about 84 percent of the sun.

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Posted by gcoladon
a resident of North Whisman
on May 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

gcoladon is a registered user.

My wife and I took our three kids up to Foothill for the eclipse. It may have been the most well attended event ever held at the observatory, the place was totally mobbed!

Even though we gave up after waiting in line for around an hour, we saw lots of interesting projections of the eclipse, and ran into a number of other nerdy friends there.


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