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Solar Eclipse shot with filter to keep the sensor in the camera from being damaged by the sun. Photo: Travis Bildahl

 

Today there was a partial solar eclipse that brought crowds to the Sommer-Bausch Observatory and Fiske Planetarium on the CU-Boulder campus to get a view of the moon passing in front of the sun. People were using special glasses with filters allowing them to look directly at the sun. People come to this spot on campus to take advantage of the telescopes that are already set up for viewing the sun.

 

Wayne from the Boulder Astronomy and Space Society checks out the eclipse through his telescope. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

Wayne from the Boulder Astronomy and Space Society checks out the eclipse through his telescope. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

This dog's birthday is coming up. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

This dog’s birthday is coming up. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

Parker from CUAC, the CU Astronomy Club, explains how the orbits of the moon and earth temporarily intersect today. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

Parker from CUAC, the CU Astronomy Club, explains how the orbit of the moon and temporarily moved in between the earth and the sun today. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

 

CU Boulder student getting a shot of the eclipse by using a DIY filter to protect his camera. Photo: Travis Bildahl

CU Boulder student getting a shot of the eclipse by using a DIY filter to protect his camera.
Photo: Travis Bildahl

Photo: Travis Bildahl

Photo: Travis Bildahl

Photo: Travis Bildahl

Photo: Travis Bildahl

Photo: Travis Bildahl

Photo: Travis Bildahl

Photo: Travis Bildahl

Photo: Travis Bildahl

Photo: Travis Bildahl

Photo: Travis Bildahl

Photo: Travis Bildahl

Photo: Travis Bildahl

These two men use special sun glasses to look at the sun without damaging their eyes. Photo: Travis Bildahl

These two men use special sun glasses to look at the sun without damaging their eyes.
Photo: Travis Bildahl

Using special card with filter to look directly at the sun. Photo: Travis Bildahl

Using special card with filter to look directly at the sun.
Photo: Travis Bildahl

Photo: Travis Bildahl

Photo: Travis Bildahl

A lot of people took pictures with their phones through the binoculars and telescopes to capture the eclipse. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

A lot of people took pictures with their phones through the binoculars and telescopes to capture the eclipse. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)