Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Annular solar eclipse at Mount Shasta 2012



We spent the afternoon of May 20th 2012 watching the Annular Solar eclipse at Hoo Hoo park in McCloud. Hoo Hoo park is a short distance from the McCloud Mercantile Hotel and has a great playground for the kids. An Annular solar eclipse happens when the moon passes in front of the moon but its diameter is smaller then the sun leaving a ring of light. We viewed the eclipse through a telescope reflecting the light onto a screen.

2 comments:

  1. I would love the rooftop or hotels that are in an exotic destination to view those celestial events. I feel giddy thinking about. I once watched meteor showers in the balcony of cheap hotels in paddington.

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  2. I remembered this time because my friend sent me a chat message about some of the budget hotels paddington setting up telescopes and folding chairs outside each unit to look out for this phenomenon. Too bad I missed it.

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