Welcome to another Nature Friday!
As you might remember, last weekend we took CeCe out for the final trip of our camping season. We drove about 2 1/2 hours north of Albuquerque to Bloomfield, New Mexico to watch the Solar Eclipse.
We had blue skies and beautiful temperatures for camping!
The trees were full of colors too.
From this deep orange-y red...
...to some vibrant yellows.
Autumn was definitely in full swing!
Let's not forget the real reason we were here though, the 2023 Annular Eclipse! An annular solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the earth and sun, but the moon is too far away to cover the sun completely giving a "ring of fire" effect. We were lucky, and were located in one of the prime spots for viewing the event.
We couldn't be outside for the eclipse, mostly because
Sunny likes to bark loud at strangers Mama was afraid we would hurt our eyes.
Mama did point out the weird crescent shadows the eclipse produced through the trees.
Not sure what Mama was trying to do here....but she said there was a big solar telescope someone brought, and she tried to take a picture through the lens. We'll be nice and call this her "Eclipse Art"
Luckily she also had her eclipse glasses and phone. She snapped this picture to show us what the ring of fire really looked like.
Pretty cool, right?
After the eclipse, the pawrents took a ride to see some ruins. We're not sure why they would want to see something that was ruined, but Mama promises to fill us in on exactly what it was soon.
We ended the day with a nice campfire!
We really enjoyed our time in Bloomfield, NM. The weather was pawesome, the eclipse was interesting and there is no time like family time, right?
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