Den (dewhitton) wrote,
Den
dewhitton

Partial Eclipse

Today Antarctica was treated to a full annular eclipse. Up this end of the world we got a partial eclipse. As the time approached I wandered into the shed to look for something I could use as a pin-hole camera. The shed is full of things that would be perfect, apart from the fact that adding a pin-hole to the item would bugger it. I worked my way to the end of the shed without finding anything disposable, then I saw it: projected onto the concrete was a tiny 5mm diametre eclipse. The light was coming through a crack in the iron cladding.

I looked up

When the shed was built in the early 50s it was a grain store. The grain attracted rats, and the owner decided to dispose of the rats by shooting at them with a .22 rifle. There was a large number of holes in the roof of the shed. And not just .22 holes, I think he also had a 410 shotgun.
ratshot1

But he was a poor shot
ratshot2

I shut the main doors of the shed and, armed with a can of Raid to show up the light beams, went looking for eclipses. And I found them! I was walking around a 2600m^3 pin-hole camera.

Eclipse on the bonnet of a worker's car.
car1

Car bonnet eclipse with clouds.
car2

Eclipses on plaster board
Eclipses

The top plasterboard eclipse with clouds
plaster2

Eclipse on work bench
bench1

bench2

Eclipse on white card
card
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