The Weather was not favorable across western Missouri today. It started with rain this morning followed by completely overcast skies – but with the storm system moving eastward there was hope that the clouds would also move eastward. The clouds did move eastward, but very slowly.
So there I was in the parking lot behind the Science/Technology building with 7 students looking at a cloudy sky. After about 30 minutes into the eclipse event we went in to watch it online. Just before 6 pm the skies were showing areas of blue sky, so we went outside and were rewarded with seeing the eclipse from mid-eclipse to nearly sunset – about every 5 minutes as a a break in the clouds would drift across the Sun and Moon.
The large sunspot I had been following for the past few days shows up in some of the pictures. For the record I did not use a solar filter – just very fast shutter speeds and small aperture settings!
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.