Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Last night, as I was leaving the house to take the dogs for their evening walk, I glanced up at the sky and caught, through the lenses of my very dark glasses and several layers of pre-cyclonic cloud, a perfect image of the partial eclipse of the sun. I rushed back inside and grabbed my digital camera, and it malfunctioned. I took only one photograph before I was greeted by a "disk full" message. Usually, there is space for around 400 photographs on the disk, but the response to the stunning sight of the moon taking a bite out of the sun was "disk full"... and the photo... well, it didn't work... all the detail was drowned out by the glare of the sun.