August 22, 2017

Eclipse-shape shadows appear on ground....

The recent partial solar eclipse provided an obvious darkening of the skies in MetroVancouver. Temperatures actually cooled ever so slightly during the moments of near totality.

It also created a rare, perhaps once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon, along the pathway at Langara Golf Course, but reportedly repeated throughout the region.

Looking at the shadows on the ground, at about twenty-five percent eclipse, one can see clearly: the crescent shapes of the moon and sun!

Eerie. Strange. And only lasting the brief minutes of the actual eclipse. Most people miss the celestial event on the ground, because they are all looking up!

This scientific phenomenon won't be seen again in this area, until the next solar eclipse to come our way in 2033.

Photos by Jeem. 
Copyright 2017 by Jim Murray.

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