Solar Eclipse


Eclipsed Hat
Eclipsed Hat
Eclipsed Strainer
Eclipsed Strainer

On October 23, 2014 the moon crossed in front of the sun and caused a partial solar eclipse, which lasted approximately one hour in late afternoon.  It was a cloudless day in eastern Nebraska, and I had nothing else to do.

Making a hole in a piece of paper and projecting it onto a white card is boring, so I applied the same principal to a few other objects.  The holes in the straw hat and strainer act as pin-hole cameras, and project a crescent-shaped light pattern.

The crescents don’t show up on the hat as well as the strainer because the light had to travel through both sides of the hat, but the hat is waaay more classy than the strainer.   Let me know if you think of other holey objects I can try the next time we get “eclipsed”.

Thought for the Day:  Light travels faster than sound; that is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.  Anonymous


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