How Did You View the Eclipse?

Solar Eclipse 2017 Brings Out Roosevelt Island's Diversity

David Stone, Frank Farance
It's so Roosevelt Island when everyone shows up with a different tool for capturing the solar eclipse.
It's so Roosevelt Island when everyone shows up with a different tool for capturing the solar eclipse.
Photo courtesy of Frank Farance

At the Eye and Ear Infirmary, I kept getting the same advice: "Don't look at the sun!" Since I'd gotten up in time for surgery at 6:00 a.m., it was easy to reassure everyone that I'd be home, indoors and sound asleep again by the time the moon obscured the sun.

But as you can see from these photos, courtesy of Frank Farance, other Roosevelt Islanders did not miss the opportunity to observe the Solar Eclipse with typically local diversity.

Cereal Box Technology
Cereal Box Technology
Photo courtesy of Frank Farance

"A lot of people hanging out, not the usual mix/groups," is how Farance described sharing the experience in Good Shepherd Plaza. "It was really nice to hang out with different people."

Amazon box technology, we're told, featuring Owen Johnston whose head is safely inside this finely tuned instrument.
Amazon box technology, we're told, featuring Owen Johnston whose head is safely inside this finely tuned instrument.
Photo courtesy of Frank Farance
While Farance observed his neighbors and the eclipse with a Nikon camera, others used a simple but effective pinhole, cereal boxes and Amazon boxes.

Christina Delfico proves she's no fool, putting the simplest eclipse viewing technology to work while protecting her eyes from damage.
Christina Delfico proves she's no fool, putting the simplest eclipse viewing technology to work while protecting her eyes from damage.
Photo courtesy of Frank Farance

Star of the Show
Star of the Show
Photo courtesy of Frank Farance
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