The weekend has come and gone, and it was a good one as far photography goes. Frank and I spent the weekend in the high peaks region of the Adirondacks – a destination that’s almost impossible not to produce at least a handful of jpegs. Also, the annular eclipse yesterday created quite a show for the southwest – but if you payed close attention to last Monday’s post, using the link for NASA’s eclipse times and locations, you might have noticed that a partial eclipse was viewable for much of the US.
Here in New York, the partial eclipse lasted just ten minutes before the sun sunk below the horizon. As Frank and I made our journey back home, Tom Pruzenski and Jacob Silco enjoyed a few more minutes of eclipse than Frank and I from our detour stop in Oswego. Oswego, being further east than Rochester made the eclipse more difficult to see if you didn’t know what to look for. In fact, as we watched the moon cover the bottom-right corner of the sun over the shores of Lake Ontario, we were surprised to see others around us oblivious to the event unfolding in front of them. There was one elderly couple, however - tourists from Kansas City – who were standing close enough to us to notice that we were a little too excited for just an everyday sunset. We were happy to let them in on the secret, and they were lucky enough to record a short narrated video to show off back home – even though the video would have been much better from the Midwest!
If you missed it, here are a couple photos from Tom and Jake. . .
And this one below from the shores of Lake Ontario in Oswego.
Be sure to check back this week for more photos taken over the weekend, and more importantly, make sure your calendar is marked for the Transit of Venus on June 5th. The transit is not as spectacular as the eclipse, but the event is extremely rare. You can see it next month, or you can wait until the next one in 2117. Also, check back for more eclipse photos as we should be receiving more, and make sure to send in yours as well: firstname.lastname@example.org.