Some people are so inspired by solar eclipses that they
Pictured above is a resulting textile from one such inspiration.
The 38x38 inch quilt offers impressions of a total
when the Moon is too far from the Earth to cover the entire Sun,
witnessed in Spain in October of 2005.
Today, however, a full
total solar eclipse will occur, although it will only be visible to
eclipse chasers and those who live in a
thin swath of
For a few minutes, those near the center of the
eclipse path will see the entire
by the Moon, causing the day to become
Just before -- and just after --
sunlight may stream between mountains on the Moon's edge creating a
diamond ring effect.
The next total
of the Sun will occur in
Sherry Winkelman (CXC)