An annular event
Sunday May 20th 2012, 10:28 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life,Wildlife

Strange, strange shadows this evening: sharp and long and very dark, slicing the brightly lit outside in zigzags.

The bigger birds and one squirrel didn’t care but the finches, titmice, and chickadees went home to bed, leaving the birdseed untouched from then on.

We drove through that weirdly semi-Decembery black and white light and went to Nina and Rod’s. Where old friends were gathering and looked at the eclipse with special goggles and chatted into the night.

And almost forgot to actually sing it. To a very good man: Happy Birthday, Rod!

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Comment by afton 05.21.12 @ 4:50 am

There are reminders that we are on opposite sides of the country. Rather normal night here.

Comment by Channon 05.21.12 @ 7:24 am

we didn’t get to see much of it — intermittent clouds — but I’ve seen a few amazing photos

Comment by Bev 05.21.12 @ 8:51 am

In this area, wasn’t it just a partial eclipse? I didn’t get to see it. If I look up, I lose my balance. Does that make me a lunar-tic?

Comment by Don Meyer 05.21.12 @ 8:56 am

Oh yes! It made for very strange lighting in our area. Bright and yet dark long enough to make the street lights come on. We were able to look at it through a telescope solar filter. Made the sun a black dot with a green crescent.

Comment by DebbieR 05.21.12 @ 3:19 pm

We didn’t see it up in MN, but it brought to mind an eclipse memory of walking in dappled shade and seeing hundreds of little partial eclipses on the sidewalk – the gaps in the leaves making natural pinhole cameras!

It is awesome to experience something like this, such a connection to the natural world.

Comment by twinsetellen 05.21.12 @ 6:55 pm

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