Monday’s partial solar eclipse drew hundreds of people to Sidney’s waterfront, to witness an approximately 89 per cent eclipse of the sun.
There were special viewing glasses, a cereal box with pinholes and tin foil to catch a reflection of the eclipse and to keep one’s eyes safe. Another person was using binoculars to reflect the light onto paper to see the eclipse. And yet another person used a colander – and the pinhole reflections on the ground each resembled a tiny crescent moon.
While it didn’t quite get as dark as some would have hoped, it was still a milestone for them to witness such a rare occurrence.