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Sun May 20, 2012, 11:44 PM

My Eclipse Photos

The first ones are early in the eclipse; the last ones are late, with the moon near its maximum.









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Reply My Eclipse Photos (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 OP
tularetom May 2012 #1
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #2
pokerfan May 2012 #3
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #4
Stargazer09 May 2012 #5
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #6
Stargazer09 May 2012 #10
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #12
MADem May 2012 #7
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #8
villager May 2012 #9
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #11
left on green only May 2012 #13
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #18
Permanut May 2012 #14
laconicsax May 2012 #17
Permanut May 2012 #27
niyad May 2012 #15
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #20
Lugnut May 2012 #16
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #24
laconicsax May 2012 #19
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #26
Mz Pip May 2012 #21
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #28
harmonicon May 2012 #22
gateley May 2012 #25
harmonicon May 2012 #35
gateley May 2012 #45
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #29
harmonicon May 2012 #36
gateley May 2012 #23
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #32
Kablooie May 2012 #30
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #33
Kablooie May 2012 #40
Paka May 2012 #31
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #34
Paka May 2012 #43
Mira May 2012 #37
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #38
paulkienitz May 2012 #39
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #41
GreenPartyVoter May 2012 #42
hue May 2012 #44
Beacool May 2012 #46
Arugula Latte May 2012 #47
progressoid May 2012 #53
krispos42 May 2012 #48
Irishonly May 2012 #49
WhoIsNumberNone May 2012 #50
AllenVanAllen May 2012 #51
Mnemosyne May 2012 #52
femmocrat May 2012 #54
Gore1FL May 2012 #55
Marrah_G May 2012 #56
UnrepentantLiberal May 2012 #57
LongTomH May 2012 #58
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #59

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 11:59 PM

1. Thanks for taking those

We had company for dinner and completely forgot about the eclipse until after they left when it was too late.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #1)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:08 AM

2. My pleasure, my dear tularetom!

My husband and I are amateur eclipse chasers, and when we discovered that we could see it from our own town, well!

I was quite hungry, cold and tired when we got home, but I was also very happy!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:08 AM

3. Good ones!

We got clouded out.

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Response to pokerfan (Reply #3)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:10 AM

4. Oh, thank you, my dear pokerfan!

We'd thought we would be clouded out too...

But the clouds played peek-a-boo with the sun, and enough light came through to make it worthwhile...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:18 AM

5. Beautiful!

I love the pink glow.

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Response to Stargazer09 (Reply #5)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:20 AM

6. Thank you, my dear Stargazer09!

I honestly don't know where that pink glow came from...it didn't show when I took the pictures...

It IS cool, though, isn't it?

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #6)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:23 AM

10. Sometimes

The camera seems to have a mind of its own.

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Response to Stargazer09 (Reply #10)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:27 AM

12. Omigod, that's for sure! LOL. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:20 AM

7. Very neat!!!! nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #7)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:21 AM

8. Thank you so much, my dear MADem! I had fun taking them. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:23 AM

9. Thanks for these. Had fun watching it through pieces of paper, and the various

 

...welders' masks and viewing devices people brought out into the street with them...

My youngest son wondered what the big deal was, but I think even he wound up impressed... (!)

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Response to villager (Reply #9)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:26 AM

11. You're welcome, my dear villager!

My husband used a piece of heavy welder's glass to look through...

A number of people out walking stopped to chat and have a look. Some were unaware that the eclipse was today.

It was cold and windy, but we had a great time!

I'm sure your son was impressed. There's nothing quite like looking at the real thing.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:36 AM

13. Thank you for taking these pictures to show us

I know you probably saved my eyes from becoming even worse (I was counting on you from earlier in the day). This causes me to give pause and remember back to the times when the inhabitants of this planet did not understand what was happening.

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Response to left on green only (Reply #13)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:47 AM

18. My dear left on green only!

I had no idea you were counting on me...

I'm glad I came through for you.

Speaking of not understanding what's happening: When my husband and I saw the total eclipse of 1991, even though we did understand the science of it, we still were weirded out by how it looked and how we felt.

I can easily understand how the people of long ago reacted as they did.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:42 AM

14. Awesome delightful, thank you!

We were clouded over in Portland, so we missed it here.

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Response to Permanut (Reply #14)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:47 AM

17. I got plenty of pictures in PDX

 

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10364919

It's all about timing--watching the slightly brighter section of clouds and waiting until they thin enough to see anything.

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Response to laconicsax (Reply #17)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:54 AM

27. Wow, good job, laconic!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:45 AM

15. thank you so much for sharing these--we were clouded out here.

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Response to niyad (Reply #15)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:49 AM

20. It's always my pleasure to share, my dear niyad...

I'm glad you enjoyed these!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:46 AM

16. Very nice!

Thank you for sharing your pictures with those of us who live on the other side of the country.

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Response to Lugnut (Reply #16)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:50 AM

24. My pleasure, my dear Lugnut!

I had a great time taking these, and watching it happen.



Hey, I envied the folks who got the true annular eclipse, lol!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:48 AM

19. Fantastic shots!

 

What filter were you using to get that pink glow?

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Response to laconicsax (Reply #19)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:52 AM

26. Thank you, my dear laconicsax!

No special filters; just the normal UV one to protect the lens.

I have NO idea where the pink glow came from.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:49 AM

21. Very nice! n/t

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #21)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:56 AM

28. Aw thanks, my dear Mz Pip! n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:50 AM

22. Thanks for sharing, Peggy!

Do you think you'll try go catch the transit of Venus as well? I'm looking forward to that, but I'm really afraid that I might miss it either because of weather, or more likely, that I won't wake up even if I set an alarm. You'll be able to catch a bit of it towards sunset where you are though.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #22)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:51 AM

25. When is that? (Or did I already miss it?) nt

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Response to gateley (Reply #25)

Mon May 21, 2012, 01:05 AM

35. 5th or 6th of June, I think - might want to double check that.

If you miss it this time, it's not going to happen again for over a hundred more years.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #35)

Mon May 21, 2012, 10:18 AM

45. Thanks! Don't think I want to wait around that long, so I'll definitely check on this. :-) nt

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #22)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:57 AM

29. It's my pleasure, my dear harmonicon!

I don't know when that's happening, and I rather doubt it. I really don't have the long lenses, or a telescope that you need to do those justice.

I LOVE eclipses, though!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #29)

Mon May 21, 2012, 01:07 AM

36. You should be able to catch it without any super specialized equipment.

And it is a sort of eclipse as well - just a smaller one that lasts longer to make up for it.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:50 AM

23. Wow, Peggy! These are so perfect looking they almost seem fake, if you

know what I mean.

Good job! Our skies have been socked in all day today so no luck up here. I'll just enjoy it vicariously through you.




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Response to gateley (Reply #23)

Mon May 21, 2012, 01:00 AM

32. My dear gateley!

I thank you for your very kind words, sweetie!

I assure you that these are real...

We were afraid our skies would be socked in as well, but we lucked out. We had just enough semi-clear skies to take these pictures...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:58 AM

30. Wow, how'd you do that?

I had to punch a hole in aluminum foil to look.
It worked but was pretty tiny.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #30)

Mon May 21, 2012, 01:03 AM

33. My dear Kablooie!

The clouds protected the camera and me from the worst hottest rays of the sun...

And I just pointed my digital camera (Nikon D50) at the sun when the clouds were just thick enough...

I was using my zoom lens too...all the way out to 250 mm.

That's how I did it!

It was really fun, too.



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #33)

Mon May 21, 2012, 02:22 AM

40. The clouds make them more interesting.

Where I am, up in the hills above Pasadena, there were no clouds so I couldn't look towards the sun at all. Now we have to wait until 2045 for the next solar eclipse to hit SoCal.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:59 AM

31. Thank you for those lovely pictures.

We were just outside the range here in Chiang Mai.

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Response to Paka (Reply #31)

Mon May 21, 2012, 01:04 AM

34. You're most welcome, my dear Paka!

So you're in Thailand? How cool is that?

I'm sorry you couldn't see the eclipse yourself...

And welcome to DU!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #34)

Mon May 21, 2012, 07:58 AM

43. Hi CaliforniaPeggy,

I am indeed here in Thailand. I love DU and we ex-pats here in Thailand hope to be a strong force this year. Can we make the same difference we did in 2008 remains to be seen. Love all you DU folks and you help me to keep my spirits up.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 01:28 AM

37. We talked about this today, and hoped

for exactly what you brought to us in your photos. Since we could not see it ourselves - a real treat!
My "ancient" Mom wondered, as we were in Key West today, if this situation meant there would not be a sunset today. She asked it in a really low voice into just my ear.

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Response to Mira (Reply #37)

Mon May 21, 2012, 01:42 AM

38. Thanks so much, my dear Mira!

I'm really glad you and your Mom enjoyed these...

Thanks for sharing that cute story about your "ancient" Mom, LOL

Too cute!



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 02:06 AM

39. got this shooting through eight layers of car window tint mylar...

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Response to paulkienitz (Reply #39)

Mon May 21, 2012, 02:57 AM

41. That is just stunning!

I love the color and the size of the bite!

Thank you for sharing it with us, paulkienitz!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 06:43 AM

42. It's pink! I didn't expect that! :^D Very cool, Peggy! *hugs*

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 09:35 AM

44. Awesome pics!! Thanks for sharing!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 11:50 AM

46. Wow, great pics!!!

Thanks for posting them.

Here on the East coast it wasn't that great.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:03 PM

47. Pink! pink pink pink pink pink

 

Just gorgeous. Here's a song ... "Pink Moon" -- close enough to pink sun I hope!

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #47)

Mon May 21, 2012, 09:25 PM

53. +1

I was thinking the same thing

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:07 PM

48. Nice...

...us East Coasters missed it.

I'm waiting for Venus to transit the sun!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 02:20 PM

49. Wonderful pictures

It was quite a sight to behold. We did low tech observation in our yard. A pair of good binoculars and a big sheet of paper.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 02:47 PM

50. Every time we have an eclipse here, it rains.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 02:50 PM

51. Wonderful shots, Peggy!


Since I live where you really couldn't see anything, I'm so glad there are so many stunning shots of the event. Thank you for sharing!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 05:06 PM

52. Very beautiful, Peggy! Thanks for sharing!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 10:10 PM

54. Really cool! Thanks, Peggy!

We didn't get to see it on the east coast, but I did watch it on DU yesterday!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 11:11 PM

55. Thank you for sharing! n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 11:16 PM

56. Very nice pictures

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 05:13 AM

57. Now that was cool.

 

Lucky you to be able to see that.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 01:33 PM

58. Thank you very much for these beautiful images, CaliforniaPeggy

The eclipse was only partial here.

By the way, what kind of camera and filters did you use?

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Response to LongTomH (Reply #58)

Tue May 22, 2012, 08:48 PM

59. I used my Nikon D50 with the normal UV filter.......on the 23 to 250 mm zoom lens.

Glad you enjoyed the pictures! We felt very lucky.

Sorry for the late response; just got home from a long day in LA doing jury duty.

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