It’s Wordless Wednesday and we aren’t exactly Wordless. We had our Total Solar Eclipse Party, and Mommy wouldn’t even let me go out. I was bummed. I stuck my nose on the window. Mommy had family and friends from three other places for this party, and we were stuck inside. She said people would shoot fireworks and drive funny. I don’t like booms, but I was still bummed anyway.
Mommy said everyone looked like they had 3D glasses on. I don know what 3D is. Is it like having real birdies?
There were no clouds in the sky and Mommy had some cool pictures. She thinks people had a good time. She took this picture of the shadows just before the eclipse was Total, and everything looks like little crescent suns.
Also, before Totality, she got a picture of the crescent sun. It doesn’t look too crescent, because it was still bright. But there is a secondary image of the sun in the picture that shows the crescent.
Mommy said that when the Eclipse was Total, it got really dark, almost like twilight. She thought it was really cool that there was almost a 360° sunset.
And then it happened! Lights Out! The sun was totally blocked by the moon and Mommy said the beautiful corona was visible as a bright ring around the dark center. It got dark in the house where we were. I tried to see out the window, but couldn’t see the sun. Raja couldn’t see at all from where he was. My peeps outside were all squeeing over the eclipse. They were sooo excited to see the dark sun. Some nasty people elsewhere were making booms and scaring us. (Photo by my friend Rob Iseminger)
And then the “diamond ring” appeared, that ring of corona flame studded with the bright jewel of the sun reemerging from behind the moon. Mommy couldn’t get a picture of that, but she said it was beautiful.
Raja was unhappy that Mommy was keeping us inside during the eclipse, and he just moped. He wanted to see the eclipse action. Mommy promised to let us out after it got real light again. And she did. We were soo happy to finally go out. She showed us the eclipse pictures later and we thought it would be cool to post them here. We may even do some Caturday Art with some of them.
Now, everybody was happy and grateful for a good time at the eclipse party. We got to finally go out, and my peeps had had a great party. We got to have some of the yummy leftovers. I think we can let mommy have another party. Maybe she won’t keep us inside then.