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    Posted November 14, 2012 by
    AstroKatie
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    Brunswick East, VIC 3057, Australia
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Solar eclipse in Australia

    The Sun and Moon Through a Pinhole

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     iReporter AstroKatie, a research scientist in astrophysics, was perfectly placed in Melbourne, Australia, to capture at least part of the region's eclipse - and in a quirky way. "I realized at some point that the eclipsed sun was the shape of a happy-face mouth, and I thought maybe I could capture that," she said. "The eclipse was captured with a pinhole camera - which was actually just a piece of paper with a hole in it from being poked with a pin - held a foot or so from the white paper that I'd drawn on. My housemate, Cobi, helped by holding the pinhole steady while I used my iPhone to take the picture." Our iReporter is a keen astronomer who got in to her academic field to find the answers to the Big Questions. "I've always been amazed at how looking at the sky gives us a way of connecting to something so profound and awesome," she said.
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    From Melbourne, we had a view of the partial eclipse. I'm an astronomer and my housemate is a science communicator, so we had some fun making shapes with a pinhole camera as the eclipsed sun shined into our living room on Wednesday morning.
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