The Solar Eclipse of 2017 is now past. The solar eclipse was also a Syzygy - an alignment of 3 celestial objects like the sun, earth and either the moon or a planet.
We first learned the word Syzygy because we have a game by that name. It has Scrabble-like tiles, but no board. The point is to use up your tiles while building your own crossword, before the others in the game do.... and to get points. We have really enjoyed that game.
It was fun to experience the day of the eclipse and put it together with the name Syzygy.
The day started out by clouding over with storm clouds building and lightning flashing. We wondered if we would even see the eclipse.
The kids and I went to a small lake to take pictures as the storm was quite beautiful. We were hoping it would be done by time of the eclipse, but if it wasn't, we still had some nice pictures of the storm.
We had our special glasses to view the solar eclipse. We had 2 pairs for 4 of us to share, so we took turns.
It took a bit for me to get used to holding the glasses tightly over the extended lens of my camera while it was on the tripod. I also had trouble finding the sun while doing so as I had to tip my head WAY back and had to be careful not to catch an unexpected glimpse of the eclipse with my eyes unprotected.I was pleased to get a few pictures and some that I really liked.
The clouds started to move in again, so I could only get pictures through the clouds and I did not use the protective glasses since nothing showed through them. Still I was able to get the eclipse from about all sides and I was pleased.
The clouds moved in much stronger after this picture and while we had a couple more faint glimpses of the eclipse, this was the last picture that was nice enough to share. I hadn't expected to care that much about the Eclipse, but it was a great time with some of my kids as we worked hard to get photos. It was very cloudy the rest of the day and I think we may have had some more storms. The weather was rather strange that day.
Here are some of the storm pictures from the morning. There was a LOT of lightning, but I didn't get any pictures of that. The clouds were wonderful to see though... it was windy and stormy.
What a day! We enjoyed it and I hope you did too. Did you see the Eclipse? Did you get tired of all of the "hoopla" over it? We did ... but we were also able to enjoy it. Thank you for visiting. I hope you have a great week. :)
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