I just had the most awesome cemetery afternoon ever!
I went to Virginia City, Nevada to check out a gorgeous old graveyard.
Had no idea there was about to be an annular solar eclipse until an excited group of folks with welders’ masks and funky glasses showed up and clued me in.
They loaned me their glasses so I wouldn’t burn out my retinas – think old style 3D glasses from the 50’s.
OMG! The view was so cool.
I paid back their kindness by showing them eclipse shadows on a couple of tombstones. These shadows are nature’s way of letting us see an eclipse safely. You could do the same thing with a pin hole projector.
The needles of a juniper tree provided the pin holes for me. I think any leafy tree would do.
4 thoughts on “Solar Eclipse in a Graveyard!”
We saw the tail end of the eclipse…before the clouds obscured it. The tombstone eclipses are awesome!
Aren’t they! I saw this effect decades ago at the KC zoo. It was a partial eclipse and made little crescent shadows on the sidewalk.
The ‘pin hole’ projections are wonderful!
Yes, such an incredible natural phenomenon. Keep an eye out next time there’s an eclipse. It can happen anywhere.