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Sunday's Solar Eclipse (Photos)

Some photos from yesterday's eclipse. And we want to see yours.

A rare solar eclipse occurred Sunday—with the moon blocking out the sun completely except for ring of fire—and the next such phenomenon won't be seen until 2071.

The following photos come from two souces:

The ones directly of the eclipse come from Eagle Rock photojournalist Henk Friezer photographed the occurrence from the porch of his Eagle Rock home without the aid of filters or other enhancing photographing aids. He recorded the celestial evebt in its natural state from about 6:25 p.m. to 6:55 p.m. He did not witness the touted "ring of fire," though, which was evidently not visible locally.

The ones of the eclipse filtering through the shadows of trees come from Altadena resident Lori Paul.

We want to see any photos you might have as well: did anyone come up with a creative way to photograph the eclipse?  If so, please upload your photos by clicking the 'add photos' button under the existing pictures.

doris finch May 21, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Alas, no creative pictures, but we did have a pretty creative way of viewing it. About 70 years ago, I saw my first eclipse through some "black" glass plates my parents had when they were first married . Very 20's style. They were actually a very dark cobaltish purple when held up to the sun. I still have those plates and it was my great pleasure to once more view an eclipse through them.and to share them with a few neighbors. They filtered out all but the crescent, rendered in purple or dark red depending on the plate.
Dan Abendschein May 21, 2012 at 03:43 PM
What a great idea Doris! I just used the standard cardboard homemade view myself. But I think what was more impressive anyway was just seeing the dimmer light reflected off the mountains. Everything just looked odd, a bit dimmer than normal.

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