So who watched the solar eclipse yesterday?
My boyfriend has a 8" telescope with a sun filter. Guess what got brought out for the occasion? That's right. :D
Took some fun pics, and got inspired to paint some special nails. Ready for it?
At the peak of the eclipse from my area; I didn't get to see it go total
And then we took the filter off the telescope and did some cool camera tricks with it (the filter, not the filterless telescope. It's a Really Bad Idea to try to look at the sun through a telescope without a filter. Think of how you can start a fire with a magnifying glass... now imagine how much more a telescope magnifies... Got it? Good. Don't try it.)
Oh look, the sun stuck to the phone hehe!
It likes me!
Ok, ok, on to the nails! I started with Finger Paints - Art Nouv-Yellow as a base, then used a black L.A. Colors striper to paint the various degrees of eclipse. Super easy, but so very awesome.
I have horrid thumb hangnails. Many apologies.