|The first time we noticed a bit of difference in the sun was at 5:15 PM|
We were surprised how thick the lenses were. We could look through them at a naked electric bulb and not see even a glimmer of light. But we remembered how quickly a sunbeam focused through a magnifying lens can create a fire and realized we have one of those lenses in our eyes. I tend to love being able to see, so we used the lens even for the camera.
|Taken without using the Viewing lens|
|This is just to show how light it remained outdoors even at the eclipse|
|this one had a tiny shadow show up from the transit of venus but that was the best I got|
And now we got to use our viewer again to see the "Transit of Venus" across the face of the sun on the evening of June 5th. But the tiny shadow that was visible as a perfect sphere to my eyes was not enough to overcome the brightness in my camera