Nothing I can say, a partial eclipse of the sun

Nothing I can say, a partial eclipse of the sun

No zone of totality? No problem. In Rochester, we just considered this a warm-up for 2024 when we’ll see the full eclipse.

From Eastman Quad to the Engineering Quad, River Campus was filled with people, eclipse glasses in hand, to view the moon passing through the path of the sun, offering views of a partial eclipse. Despite some passing clouds, the show didn’t disappoint. For those without glasses, there were the low-tech alternatives, viewing through everything from cereal boxes to large shipping containers. And being Rochester, we of course had some high-tech options for viewing as well. A telescope fitted with the proper filter proved to be a popular option for viewing, and for taking photos through the eyepiece.

The partial solar eclipse is seen behind clouds. Rochester hit the point of maximum coverage at 2:35 p.m. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

 

Electrical and computer engineering graduate student Yuchuan Zhuang takes a photo of the eclipse through a telescope. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

Dan Marnell, left, and Jonathan Becker view the eclipse from the Engineering Quad. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

Biomedical engingeer staffer Julie Kuebel borrows some glasses to view the eclipse. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

The eclipse is projected onto paper as people gather to view the eclipse from the Engineering Quad. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

Crowds wait for their turn to view the eclipse through the solar telescopes set up on the Engineering Quad. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

The first 50 people in line were given the chance to view the eclipse from the tower of Rush Rhees Library. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)



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