The Eclipse of the Peach

The sun was too bright to look at, even in 90% eclipse today, but I got a couple images for you. First, a peach in my garden taken at full eclipse, against the sun, with some peach leaves for a filter. Look at how strong the shadows are and how crisp the edges!
Second, a leafhopper walking across the uneclipsed crescent of the sun, totally unfazed, through a pinhole projector made of a sheet of tinfoil, casting an image on a sheet of paper.

If you’re going to see an eclipse, earth’s the place for it, I say.

4 thoughts on “The Eclipse of the Peach

    • If you’re going to walk across 5,000 degree hydrogen, a leafhopper exoskeleton is just the thing. I once watched carpenter ants walk through a wall of flame and across red-and-yellow-and-white-hot coals. That would be a good outfit for a solar expedition, too. Thanks for playing along!

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