These incredible images come from the camera of quotetheunquote, who took the photos on June 10

of the solar eclipse rising over the rural landscape of southern Ontario. I’ve seen a few partial eclipses before (never a full one, alas) but this was definitely a special occasion; it was like a rising crescent moon, except for some reason, this moon was burning red hot.  I doubt that I will ever see anything like this again!… We also got a photo of some eclipse-lit heifers, who were thoroughly unimpressed with the whole thing.

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  1. kestrel says

    What an amazing experience to have! Thank you for sharing it, that is indeed incredible.

    Sort of quoting Ursula K. LeGuin: The cows other places may like eclipses, but the cows here don’t care. LOL.

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    A gorgeous crescent sun.

    A very nerdy tangent on kestrel’s paraphrasing @ 1:

    I wonder what programming environments cows like if Eclipse isn’t to their liking, Visual MOOdio, MOO Emacs or MOO-t Creator?

  3. springa73 says

    Those are beautiful photos. A crescent moon is a pretty common sight, but a crescent sun, not so much!

  4. quotetheunquote says

    @kestrel, @ice swimmer, @avalus, @springa73, and @Gilliel: Thanks -- an amazing experience indeed, no CGI required!

    Also @kestrel; I am not well-versed in LeGuin -- what’s the reference?

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