Berkeleyans come out in force to view eclipse of the sun

Eclipse watching at the Lawrence Hall of Science on Sunday afternoon. Photo: Elazar Sontag

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Berkeley residents are interested, and engaged in, the environment around them. Thus many of us could be found peering at the sun yesterday evening, either through special eclipse glasses or using the time-tested pinhole method, in order to witness the partial eclipse of the sun while it was visible from our perch on the planet.

We bring you a selection of the remarkable images that resulted from a group of Berkeleyside readers.

Collage of the eclipse taken in downtown Berkeley using X-ray film. Photo: Giséle Frazão Teixeira

The partial solar eclipse towards the beginning of the process, with visible sun spots. Photo: Ira Serkes
As the eclipse progressed a crescent shape emerged. Photo: ira Serkes
Perhaps the quintessential Berkeley picture of the eclipse: its reflection on the back of a Prius. Photo: Bill Newton

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