PHOTOS: Partial solar eclipse, seen during West Seattle sunbreaks

All week long, just in case of sunbreaks or clear skies, Alice Enevoldsen has been hosting events at local libraries, leading up to today’s partial eclipse of the sun. Right now, she’s at High Point Branch Library for a viewing party, and yes, as the photos tweeted by librarian Nathalie Wargo show, some of it’s been seen!

You have to look through a safe viewer – looking directly at the sun will harm your eyes – but they’ll have something for you to use, if you didn’t make or don’t otherwise have your own. As laid out in Alice’s most recent edition of Skies Over West Seattle here on WSB, the eclipse peaks at 3 pm with the moon’s shadow covering slightly more than half the sun. HP Library, by the way, is at 35th/Raymond, and Alice promised that even if viewing was or became impossible, she’ll have an astronomy talk inside.

3 PM UPDATE: Kevin Freitas has been tweeting while the eclipse is in view:

The sun has continued to come and go. From here, the eclipse will wane, still partly visible for another hour or so.

ADDED 3:22 PM: Back to rain/sun mix. More eclipse photos:

(Copyright 2014, Jason Gift Enevoldsen)
ADDED 6:39 PM: We stopped by Alice’s viewing event for a pic of our own (that’s her in red):

And one more photo, from Trileigh Tucker:

That’s Rob Duisberg holding binoculars projecting the eclipse view.

5 Replies to "PHOTOS: Partial solar eclipse, seen during West Seattle sunbreaks"

  • Alice October 23, 2014 (4:21 pm)

    Wow, did we ever luck out!

  • karen October 23, 2014 (5:21 pm)

    Fantastic! We saw most of it between clouds. Thank you so much for letting us know about this!!

  • Pendragon October 23, 2014 (5:42 pm)

    And there was much rejoicing! :)

  • Andrew October 23, 2014 (6:30 pm)

    Yes we got really lucky, but it was awesome. Thanks for everyone who showed up including Alice you did a wonderful job putting it altogether

  • Shanti October 23, 2014 (7:45 pm)

    We used our pinhole viewers from the
    Delridge library workshop! Thanks Alice.

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