Dr Desert Flower wanted to go see a movie Sunday afternoon, after I got the pool filters blasted clean & reinstalled. I told her that I wanted to stay home to see the solar eclipse that was supposed to happen between 5:45 and 6:45... so she reluctantly agreed. Solar eclipses happen like clock work, every 18 years (and X hours and Y minutes and Z seconds.. but I am not an astronomer, so you'll have to look it up or leave it as a comment below.) We tried to see if there was ANY visible eclipsing of the sun, using reflections from the windows, using digital cameras with various sensitive and in-sensitive settings... and nothing worked.
When the sun got close to our neighbors' roofs we walked out to the park across the street, and still, there was nothing indicative of a true eclipse. It was supposed to look like this (link). But instead, all it looked like was this:
here) in November of 2030 (link).
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