Monday, August 21, 2017

The 2017 Solar Eclipse In Denver

The 93% solar eclipse in Denver was still surprisingly bright (like a heavily overcast day, much more than moonlight), but discernibly cooler than normal, despite the high fraction of the sun obscured as seen with eclipse glasses.

The relevant physics have been known since the 1600s, and eclipses were predicted by cruder means even back in the late 1400s. So, there was nothing new to learn on that front.

In short, slightly better than meh. It was a fun minor social event.

1 comment:

terryt said...

We had a partial eclipse here several years ago. I didn't notice it being significantly darker but the local owls started calling!