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Carl and Carol’s Excellent (Sunchasing) Adventure

We arrived at St. George, Utah on Saturday May 19th 2012. That afternoon we scouted three locations that looked promising as seen on Google Earth. We rejected one due to a ridge blocking the west view. Number two site had power lines in the way of the sun’s eclipse path, and the third had a cell tower in the west view. Going farther west of site three we put the cell tower behind us and chose a dead end street going to an auto repair shop.

The main road was appropriately named Sunset Boulevard, with a long westward valley. Seeing a telescope, passersby became an enthusiastic audience.

Using a poster board with holes punched in a pattern, you get an image of the sun’s crescent produced by each pinhole.

Carl and Carol Freyaldenhoven

A Pinhole Eclipse
Notice how each dot is a crescent!

Notice how each dot is a crescent!

The Crowd Gathers
Fortunately there are no pitchforks.

Fortunately there are no pitchforks.

The Team and Equipment

The Team

The Main Event

The Main Event

The Beginning of the End

The Beginning of the End

“All Good Things”

All good things must come to an end

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