May. 20th, 2012

pamelonian: (Default)
I was driving home from my parents' house into the setting sun.  The sun was in That Place where it is below the visor and you can't do anything to block it except to hold up a hand or try really hard not to look that way, which is difficult if you are headed west. 

I didn't mind tonight because it gave me a great view of the partial solar eclipse.  I could see the disc of the moon obscuring the lower third of the sun.  I knew the eclipse was tonight, but did not have high expectations of being able to see anything.  As I said, I was trying really hard not to look.  I know that one should never try to observe a solar eclipse directly.  However, I have had the full setting sun in my eyes on that drive home on more than one occasion.  I am sure my eyes are no worse off than they would have been on any other drive home at that hour. 

The view was best when seen through the trees.  (It didn't hurt as much.)  I didn't get any pictures, but I have the image burned into my retinas.

Profile

pamelonian: (Default)
pamelonian

October 2013

S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930 31  

Most Popular Tags

Page Summary

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 25th, 2017 12:43 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios