doubt you know about the solar eclipse on August 21. Maybe you saw it,
at least on the news. Like millions of people, we were not going to miss
this event. So we set up a viewing station in our courtyard.
This consisted of binoculars mounted on a tripod. The binoculars, once
focused, produced two large images of the sun onto a table top “screen.”
The details were
good enough to see a number of sunspots. At the appointed hour, the
black moon started taking larger and larger bites out of the sun and the
maximum was 82% coverage. It was not a total eclipse for us but enough
to create a twilight and quiet down the sounds of birds. We look forward
to the next one in seven years.
you know that a solar eclipse is a symbol of the Incarnation? Think
about it: The sun, representing Christ, hides behind the moon, symbol of
Mary. Now go back and (re-)read page one.