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Solar eclipse in Australia
Solar Eclipse in Australia
“The x-ray is of my mum's hand. She's been struggling with arthritis in her hand for a while and this x-ray has just been sitting in her car for a few months,” she said.
“I had seen a variety of different tools people were using to view the eclipse and for some reason this x-ray came to mind and I thought there shouldn't be any reason why this wouldn't work. I thought the neighbours probably thought I was a bit strange holding up this x-ray for a while, but after I while I realised it actually looked quite interesting - like my mother was reaching out to hold the sun in her hand,” added the 29-year-old International Liaison Officer at The University of Queensland. “I've had a fascination with astronomy ever since I was a child, and apart from seeing the Northern Lights in Norway last year, this has been an experience I will never forget!”
- stinabacker, CNN iReport producer