Sunday, May 20, 2012

Eclipse Party

Although Las Cruces wasn't along the path for the best viewing of the May 20, 2012 annular eclipse, we still had plenty of fun gathering with a big crowd up above the city to watch the show. Local organizations sold eclipse-viewing glasses but soon ran out, so we used pairs of paper plates with a pinhole in one to do our looking. You can read about making such a pinhole camera here.

To tell you the truth, I enjoyed the people watching almost as much as the eclipse watching.

Although it was hard to tear myself away from the crowd and some mighty interesting eclipse-viewing outfits, I tried taking a couple of not-very-successful shots of the eclipse, once it was well underway. 

The National Geographic photos are much more impressive.


Linda Wildenstein said...

It was such a wonderful sight. Glad you had a great time people watching too. Oma Linda

Quiet Paths said...

I think that is so cool that people would gather for this. We had clouds; oh well.

Linda said...

How wonderful to have seen this! And so many shorts!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Looks like some interesting crowds there. lol!

We had the opportunity to view and photograph the solar eclipse from atop Sandia Crest at 10,678 ft...and it was an amazing experience I will never forget!


becky said...

Well, it looks like fun, anyhow. I didn't go out for a viewing (didn't have those glasses!) but have memories of watching a lunar eclipse years ago in Baja.
Hope you're doing well Clair... I'd imagine it's getting hot down south as our temps are in the eighties this week!

Sallie ( said...

Looks like it was a fun spontaneous party! I like people-watching too. And at least you got to see the eclipse.