Photo from Annular Solar Eclipse
Credit: Leigh Anne Lagoe caught the sunrise and the image of the eclipsed sun in George's sun funnel.

Despite a less than favorable weather forecast, the intrepid members of the BBAA converged on the Virginia Beach boardwalk at 5:00 in the morning and were treated to a lovely partial annular eclipse at sunrise. The Sun rose between the clouds as the sky was gloriously tinged with red, orange, blue and grey, and the image of the partially-eclipsed Sun was easily seen in filtered telescopes, sun funnel, and eclipse glasses. BBAA members there were President Shawn Loescher, VP George Reynolds and his granddaughters Samantha and Chloe, Secretary Jeff Thornton, Jeff Goldstein, Mel Spruill, Dan Pelzel, Leigh Anne Lagoe, Kent Blackwell, Dr. Robert Hitt, and John Bailey. A few early risers came by as visitors and saw the eclipse with us. Everything went well, and all concerned were gratified to have seen the eclipse.

Photo from Annular Solar Eclipse
Credit: Part of the group of BBAA members who came to the oceanfront before dawn to see the eclipse.

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