Images of 2012 Solar Eclipse in Sonoma County North Bay

eclipse 2012 photosSolar Eclipse 2012 was a miraculous convergence of events, and oh what a show we had!

  • The late afternoon eclipse happened on a fog-less day (we’ve had more fog than not the past few years)
  • We have a house with a stucco wall facing due west and a wisteria arbor with just the right size spaces between leaves to create the perfect eclipse crescents
  • The eclipse happened on a Sunday when we are actually home during this time of the day

Science geeks that we are, my husband and I went outside to see the eclipse armed with a pair of binoculars, a little pinhole in paper and memories of trying to see a solar eclipse as kids.  We wondered if we were ‘seeing it’, looked up to debate each other about ‘it’ only to find that our house was covered in the most perfect little eclipse crescents!  The crescents were splashed intricately across the stucco wall and they were beautiful.  Forget the pinhole in the paper, our wisteria arbor had made the perfect spaces to view the eclipse – wow! 

It was such an otherworldly show that I have to share my images with you.  How was the eclipse in your part of the world?

Eclipse 2012 Photos


Eclipse 2012

These are eclipse crescents, not wisteria leaves


My husband's shadow rabbit has an eye from the moon covering the sun

My husband with binoculars on his head to cast eclipse crescents on his shadow. You can see my shadow taking his shadow's picture. Hmm, did anyone else do this?

eclipse 2012

The moon is moving to the center of the sun

Close up of the eclipse crescents as the eclipse evolves

Picture of the sun, note the eclipse reflection on the lens

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The honey bees on the catmint were completely unimpressed by the eclipse

As was our dog who couldn't figure out what we were so interested in

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One Response to “Images of 2012 Solar Eclipse in Sonoma County North Bay”

  1. Devra May 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    How beautiful your pictures are but most of all I love your dog. We have a standard Doodle named Gracy! Thanks for sharing your photos with all of us.