Wednesday, 25 March 2015


 Welcome to the weekly share of our desks that is Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday.  This week I have a bit of a was taken Friday and is not my desk but my porch!

The eclipse was due Friday so I went on the BBC Stargazing live website and watched the video of how to craft a projector from your binoculars (as it is not safe to look at the sun direct).

All you needed was cardboard and gaffa tape!  Easy.  It may be slightly telling that the cardboard is from a wine box and my gaffa tape is zebra, but then why shouldn't it be stylish?

 You need to cover one of the eyepieces up

 You then project the image onto a piece of paper which you move to focus the image

and there you have it...a totally safe image of the eclipse!  I even managed to skype my family in New Zealand and show them the live image!

Sorry but no "Man Bites Dog" cards this week as my desk is full of work and no crafting!!

Normal service will return soon (honest)



  1. was impressed on FB by this, and no less so now. Not least because you had no cloud cover and could SEE the eclipse, lol. hey ho, maybe the next one in 11 years may be 3rd time lucky for me! Helen 3

  2. i am impressed! i watched it on the tv! so nothing like the effort you put in lol
    thanks for sharing
    Happy WOYWW
    Luv Mrs. C.xx

  3. Well that is totally cool. I didn't see it, on TV, IRL, nothing. Hard at work and noticing it was getting darker and darker... :) and by the time my brain went "Oh yeah..eclipse today.." it was too late.

    When is the next one? Hummm

    "11 August 2018
    A very small partial eclipse on the northern coast of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland."

    Happy WOYWW day!
    Mary Anne (2)

  4. Awesome image...not the eclipse, your funky scientific apparatus!! Love it. And the result is brilliant, a really great shot :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 24 xx

  5. It wax too cloudy down here, but fab piccie.

    Happy woyww

  6. It IS very telling, but I would have it no other way.....and hey..great result from a wine box and some zebra tape!

  7. Hi Kyla, fab image with the DIY method! Hubby bought some viewing glasses, and we were lucky the cloud cleared just in time.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #7 xxx

  8. Luv your handywork for eclipse viewing. Especially the wine box.

    Happy WOYWW
    Thx for sharing
    Pat #15

  9. Hi Kyla, great way to view the eclipse, hope you enjoyed the wine too Lol!
    Happy woyww, Angela x 42

  10. This is so cool. I missed the eclipse as wasn't well enough to get up. But loved seeing everyones photos. Take care Zo xx 64


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