Partial eclipse highlight of Aug. 21

Browne figures out way to photograph eclipse

Photographer Valerie Browne got this interesting shot of the partial eclipse happening this morning by holding her camera backward and over her head. Valerie Brown photo

Photographer Valerie Browne got this interesting shot of the partial eclipse happening this morning by holding her camera backward and over her head. Valerie Brown photo

Canadians had an opportunity to view a partial solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

While many Canadians took advantage of the viewing by putting on protective glasses, Rimbey resident Val Browne managed to get some spectacular shots in a unique way.

“No, I did not look at the sun. I sat on the ground with the camera

backwards and over my head,” she said.

Peter Mielke from Sylvan Lake held a cheese grater up to the eclipse, a suggestion he heard while watching the National News.

By using the cheese grater, the eclipse was to be visible on the floor of the deck, he said.

However, the idea didn’t pan out, possibly, he said, because of the cloud cover in the area.

People in the area could witness about 80 per cent of the eclipse.

Many local astronomy buffs traveled to the United States for the event where people could witness 100 per cent of the eclipse.