posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 05:21 PM
Woke up yesterday morning, well stirred really and looked at the light on my ceiling.. meh still early I thought, went back to sleep woke up again..
hmmm odd lights still real dull. Heard others in the family were up got up and noticed the light was far to dull to be normal then heard others
talking about it and then we all realized it must be a solar eclipse
yes none of us knew about it before hand.
Broke out the old telescopes sun lens and used that to look at it and got to see it as it receded from the 85% coverage they said we'd get here.
Also we used a pin hole lens (poke a hole in a piece of card with a pin then hold the paper over some white paper and move the card back or forward to
focus image of the sun)
works real well. Didnt trust looking at the sun to long with an old 30 year old sun filter lens.
Not sure why theyve said we wont get another until around 2028?... we had a 50% solar eclipse here about 6 years ago unless their talking about the
total eclipse in Carins.
One of my aunties is in Cairns.
edit on 14-11-2012 by BigfootNZ because: (no reason given)