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Finding another practical use for a shoe box, good friend and neighbor, Kathy Clevers, applied some ingenuity and devised an eclipse viewer from info she found online. Shirley, an astute quick-study, constructed one of her own, following Kathy’s prototype (patent pending?).
Enthusiastically, they headed outdoors to try to “see” if their solar-watching-without-destroying-ones-retina device worked, and would actually be able to see the moon eclipse the sun! Eureka!… it worked!
Just then, Kelly Lake good friends, Mike and Stephanie Nofzinger, pulled up, wondering, “Why are you staring in a shoe box?!”… soon to find out that the gals had captured the eclipse in it! Stephanie had to “see” for herself!
Here, I set the shoe box down and allowed the sun/moon’s shadow to filter through a small pin hole on to the cover, outside the shoe box—not quite as bright..
It was a fun time, but anti-climatic, as the eclipse, which was suppose to cover 78% of the sun, seemed merely like a cloud passing over! So much for the hyperbole! Roger