Sunset eclipse.

Part of a sunset.

Today a solar eclipse occurred right as the sun was setting.  Farther west in the US, the entire eclipse would be visible.  But, in Austin it started about 45 minutes before sunset, and by the time the sun was to set, it would only be about 50% eclipsed.

A few weeks ago, monte ordered #14 welder’s glass so that we could view it safely.  We scoped out a high enough perch that would allow us to see the sun for the longest time before it slipped below the horizon.

We decided on the Iguana Grill above Lake Travis.  The view was pretty great.  A bunch of friends joined us to watch it occur.  This is a shot right before the it slipped away.

9 thoughts on “Sunset eclipse.”

  1. We were en route from Illinois to Nevada when it occured. The sun was higher up in the sky so we couldn’t see it directly but everythine we passed a grove of trees we could see the eclipse through the branches and leaves. Quite a sight. This is a beautiful shot. Thanks for sharing.

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