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
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