On February 26 1979 Winnipeg experienced a total eclipse of the sun. I watched it with friends Tom Morris, Peter Tittenberger and 50-100 others from the top of Westview Park, aka Garbage Hill. A number of different eclipse viewing techniques are being used; a box with a pinhole to reflect the eclipse on the inner surface, exposed photographic negatives, welders helmets, telescopes and eclipse glasses.
The light began to dim. The temperature dropped. The wind came up. The birds went to ground. Silence.
The sun’s rays began to emerge. The sky brightened. All cheered.
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Tom Morris with eclipse glasses, Winnipeg Mb
Tom Morris and Peter Tittenberger during eclipse, Winnipeg Mb
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