APOD: Solar Eclipse Shoes in the Classroom (2016 Mar 08)

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APOD: Solar Eclipse Shoes in the Classroom (2016 Mar 08)

Post by APOD Robot » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:08 am

Image Solar Eclipse Shoes in the Classroom

Explanation: The total solar eclipse of March 8/9 will be the only total eclipse in 2016. The New Moon's dark shadow traces a limited, narrow path across planet Earth for viewing the total phase, making landfall in Indonesia and mostly tracking across the Pacific Ocean. A much larger region will be witness to a partially eclipsed Sun though, and safely viewing the eclipse can actually be very easy. One technique is demonstrated in this shoe group portrait from a classroom in Rosenfeld, Germany, taken during March 2015's solar eclipse. With blinds closed to darken the room, each threaded hole in the window blind creates a pinhole camera, projecting multiple images of the eclipsed sun that march across the floor. Other viewing alternatives include eclipse glasses and a comfortable chair, but be sure to wear a fashionable eclipse shirt.

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Re: APOD: Solar Eclipse Shoes in the Classroom (2016 Mar 08)

Post by Boomer12k » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:20 am

Using Stellarium...will not be able to see it at my location...look forward to the best seat in the house....with pictures, and video from Indonesia and onwards...

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Re: APOD: Solar Eclipse Shoes in the Classroom (2016 Mar 08)

Post by bystander » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:17 am

Boomer12k wrote:Using Stellarium...will not be able to see it at my location...look forward to the best seat in the house....with pictures, and video from Indonesia and onwards...

There's live coverage from NASA and Slooh, see: http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=35703
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Re: APOD: Solar Eclipse Shoes in the Classroom (2016 Mar 08)

Post by heehaw » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:30 pm

Surely this has NEVER happened before: the ESPOD is identical to the APOD! http://epod.usra.edu/blog/

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Re: APOD: Solar Eclipse Shoes in the Classroom (2016 Mar 08)

Post by ZAP » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:04 am

Something similar happened when I was at a Boy Scout camp. Camp consulars were fumbling around with a telescope and solar filters when someone noticed that all crescent shaped spots on the ground. The gaps between the leaves in the trees were acting as 1000's of pin hole lenses.

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Re: APOD: Solar Eclipse Shoes in the Classroom (2016 Mar 08)

Post by alter-ego » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:03 am

The grand scale makes this one of my favorite examples.
Eclipse City.JPG
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090820.html
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