I saw the freaky images reflected off my garage door and wondered what the heck was up. Then I remembered it was time for the eclipse.
Jack Haugen of Novato was kicking back at and took this video of the eclipse images dancing against a wall.
Astronomical neophytes and curious minds had an opportunity to view an annular eclipse of the sun late Sunday afternoon for the first time since 1994. The moon partially blocked the sun at around 5:10 p.m. with the maximum eclipse taking place at 6:32 p.m.
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The next total solar eclipse will be in 2023 and the next annular eclipse will happen again in 2030 and then again in 2048. The last annular eclipse was in 1994 but was not visible from the Bay Area.
Many viewers used welder's goggles, pinhole cameras or high-tech solar viewers.
The next cool astronomical event will be the transit of Venus, expected on June 5 between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. The entire seven-hour period is how long it takes for the planet to pass in front of the sun. The next transit of the planet will be in 2117.
— Bay City News Service contributed to this report.