10 June 2021

During the partial solar eclipse this morning, science technician Annabel attempted to safely project an image of the sun onto the ground, using black card with punched holes. Theoretically, each projected hole would become a mini-image of the sun, and show the notch of it cut out by the moon.

Sadly, although there were patches of clear blue sky at the beginning of the eclipse, by the time it reached its peak, the skies had clouded over, so we were unable to see the notched image – but proved that the technique works. We’ll try again on October 25 2022!

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