Rare Annular Eclipse directly over Redding

Redding was not far from being directly under the path of totality for yesterday’s rare Annular Eclipse of the Sun.
May 20 eclipse path crosses ReddingSo of course, I felt compelled to build a Solar Observatory.
Skip Murphy solar observatory in ReddingHere are some images of what we saw. I was tweeting in real time using hashtag #ReddingEclipse, but only a few locals were using twitter. A great many images appeared on Facebook later. Some quite creative.
Just beginningApproaching totality
TotalityPast totalityInteresting to look at the ring and see the shadow of the moon racing across the Earth. It was a big event around here. I hope nobody tried looking directly at it. There were plenty of warnings.
Free celestial science displays. It’s Really Redding.

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