• Every beam of light through the trees becomes a reverse image of the eclipse. I will never see this happen again.
  • Wow!! This is the shadow of the solar eclipse and it happens for 15 minutes once every hundred years.

2012 Solar eclipse

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I just had to share this experience!
We were enjoying the amazing solar eclipse in the front yard this afternoon when I looked around and saw something even MORE amazing; A thousand baby eclipses! As a strange darkness descended upon the town, every ray of light filtering through the trees became a tiny eclipse moving with the breeze on the side of the house. I have to say it was one of the most unexpected and beautiful things I have ever seen. The next eclipse here on the west coast isn't until the year 2071, so we watched them fade away with more than a little sadness.

fr0ggygir1, jkottke, jakedobkin, and 28 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Starsprite*LIZ126 35 months ago | reply

    It must have taken your breath away...What a gift to see something like this. Wonderful!!!

    So glad YOU and your family got to experience this phenomenon.

  2. riverdance220 35 months ago | reply

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  3. _RedShoesGirl_ 35 months ago | reply

    wow, amazing. and you did a great job on capturing it!

  4. the PODDER 35 months ago | reply

    what an absolutely awesome experience and exceptional documentation of the event

  5. iSEEthings 35 months ago | reply

    FANTASTIC TIME & SPACE MOMENT JT!!!!!! still trying to sort of figure it out... as in How!?!
    was the Light working like some kind of box-camera thing !?!? i'm stunned even looking at your photo... can't imagine witnessing the Real Thing... 2071!!!... I'll set my calendar.

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  7. David Blackwell. 34 months ago | reply

    You are right... this is magic!

  8. olivier.jeannin 34 months ago | reply

    Wonderful capture

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