Annular solar eclipse on Thursday 10 June 2021: —path of annularity will be pretty northerly but lots of locations will have a nice partial eclipse. People along the north coast of Lake Superior are in for a nice "ring of fire" sunrise.


Meanwhile here in Halifax we'll have a max of about 70% coverage a bit after sunrise to the north-northeast. That's not a good view for me at home (leafy); thinking of hauling the camera somewhere with a good view.

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Turned out the backyard was just fine for some partial-eclipse-viewing. Time to watch a circle not be a circle for 2 hours.

It is finished. Do not displease me again or I may block the sun once more.

Cool crescent shadows on the wall cast by the trees at around max time.

If you prefer your solar sequences in a line rather than a GIF, I have made this:

@brownpau There was an annular eclipse in Kansas in the mid-90's during office hours at a little engineering company I worked for. All us nerds carefully constructed a pinhole projector box thingy to safely view it, and when the time came we all raced outside, spent a whole bunch of time trying to align it right and take turns at it and then someone noticed that the trees were doing that alllll over the sidewalk and we abandoned the box altogether and ran around with white paper "catching" them.

@brownpau the moon is like that dude going for a washroom break in the middle of the movie in the celestial cinema

'scuse me...pardon me..'scuse me...sorrysorrysorry...

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