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Today there was a highly publicized eclipse that swept across Asia. It was a unique experience for the children and myself, because this was a rare full eclipse that lasted for 6 minutes, which is the longest total eclipse of the 21st century.

The kids loved it. My boss had the incredible idea of using 35mm film as a filter to look through. It worked great, and none of the children went blind.


It also allowed for some great photography, and I could safely look through my viewfinder with the film in front of my lens. After watching the eclipse, we played in the playground for a bit.


It’s a good day.



  1. Great pics Mike.
    I remember looking through film as a kid at eclipse time.
    I bet it was pretty amazing.
    Great thing to have your kids see.
    Way to go Teacher!


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  1. By Best Of MikeInKorea « Mike in Korea on 01 Mar 2011 at 3:17 pm

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