Monday, June 18, 2012

T'was The Night Before

It would be our last night in Escalante.
  We knew the eclipse was going to take place but since we were not a ground zero  (so to speak) to get the ring of fire.  
We also had not gotten any of the special glasses to which to view it,  
so I figured we were out of luck.  
We had spent the day hiking Peek-Boo Canyon and were pretty tired.
  We were back at camp when I asked Kyle what is the chance you have your welders hood in your tool box?
  Wahoo, he did ! 
I figured we were awhile out from it starting but when he looked through his hood he yelled at me told me to get the camera because it had started. 

What a neat thing to see.
 The kids all got turns looking at it even the old kids ( 77) got a kick out of seeing it. 

JD and his boys had left earlier and were on the road and missed out on it but did notice all the people pulled off the roads with their cameras. 

When I texted Kacy she said  they had cloud cover and  missed out on seeing it.  So I was felling pretty lucky that  we got to see it.

Taken at 7:oo PM
Taken at 7:32
A annular solar eclipse took place on May 20, 2012 (May 21, 2012 in local time in the Eastern Hemisphere), with a magnitude of 0.9439. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun, causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring), blocking most of the Sun's light. An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region thousands of kilometres wide. This is also known as Ring of Fire.[1]


Taken at 7:39

Taken at 7:34
The rest of the pictures are scenes shot from on the way home
some shot thru the  window of the truck and on the move.


Yvonne said...

Amazing pictures! Where can we find that Mom's cafe?

Donna said...

Aaah, I can tell by the photos that you had a great time!

GrandmaNutt said...

About the solar, wow, wow, and double wow!!! You were so lucky to see it and even better that you took such fantastic pictures of it. I NEED a Whitey coffee table book.