|Partial Solar Eclipse - October 23, 2014|
I played around with the camera settings, but I wasn't having much luck getting a picture of the sun...I guess that having that filter is kinda necessary. When the camera actually took a picture, it was overexposed and too bright. But I was able to get two shots where you can see the sun and I was happy (I wonder if it is because it got a little cloudy). Hopefully I didn't ruin my camera's lens.
I continue to wait and watch the sun occasionally with my big welding glasses on. The welding glasses were only a #5...a #14 or above is appropriate for viewing the sun, according to websites I found as I sat there thinking the sun was still blinding me. I run to the car to grab a CD, and try to view the sun with the glasses and the CD - and shockingly it worked, I was able to see two images of the crescent shaped sun.
A little while later I notice that the sun is getting brighter and the crescent is getting larger...turns out the eclipse was a partial. I'll be honest, I was a little disappointed it wasn't a full solar eclipse.
We will have one more solar eclipse this decade, hopefully I will be ready the next time by having a camera filter and appropriate glasses.