Partial Solar Eclipse Observed on Campus Thanks to Astronomy Profs, Club Members

This month's solar eclipse, as observed by Cypress College Astronomy students. Photo courtesy of Ron Armale.
This month’s solar eclipse, as observed by Cypress College students. Photo courtesy of Ron Armale.

Astronomy Professor Ron Armale shared this photograph and some observations about last week’s partial solar eclipse:

On Thursday 10/23/14 at 3:30 PM several hundred students and staff witnessed the partial Solar Eclipse right outside the SEM building.

The Moon blocked about 34% of the Sun as seen below.

You can also see several sunspots, each is as big as the Earth.

Professors Armale, Michael Frey, and Astronomy Club members set up several viewing instruments for the eclipse.