Partial Solar Eclipse

If a solar eclipse is only partial, you can't see it with the naked eye, but you can project it onto a surface to see the shape of the occlusion. My dad rigged this up:

scope

At about 19:40-19:50 on Wed 4 Dec 2002, this could be seen from my house (Melbourne, Australia):

sun and moon
Sun and moon.

sun, moon, and clouds
Sun, moon, and clouds.

sun, moon, and power line
Sun, moon, and a power line.

This picture was taken during a different partial eclipse which happened on 16 Feb 1999:

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