WA: Eclipse – 08/13/2017 – 08/21/2017

Homebase, WA
Eclipse – before max – with camera behind welding mask

Not much going lately – the smoke came back, and it has still been on the hot side.

But today is Eclipse Day and everyone has gone mental. We debated heading south for a view of the totality (after all, we are supposed to be mobile), but seeing the chaos that was brewing, we decided to stay put.

Fortunately, the air cleared up this morning, and we had some good viewing.

We have no photography skills nor specialized equipment, so these are not great pictures. Since we didn’t hit totality here, we couldn’t view the sun without the welding mask, but it was still vastly better than my pinhole-in-a-box experience from 1984.

Homebase, WA
Eclipse – after max – projected through binoculars
Homebase, WA
Eclipse – after max – with camera behind welding mask
Homebase, WA
Eclipse – after max – projected through binoculars, camera behind welding mask