Like the rest of the country, all of us at Joining Technologies were pretty excited to see the solar eclipse yesterday.  But not everyone was able to get their hands on eclipse glasses.  So, to avoid being “Blinded by the Light” (to steal a great song title from Bruce Springsteen), Scott Boynton rigged up a way for all of us to watch the big event safely.  Scott, President of Joining Technologies Automation, used mirrors to project the eclipse through our windows and onto the screen in our conference room.  Check out this short video to see how it worked.

And, in case you were wondering – laser glasses definitely don’t protect your eyes from an eclipse!  Scott explains why:

Even though Connecticut was outside the path of totality, we still had an amazing view of the eclipse. John Lucas (author of many of our blog posts) captured this image through eclipse glasses placed over the lens of his smartphone:

The next total eclipse in the U.S. is April 8, 2024 when cities and towns from Texas to Vermont will be directly in the path of totality. Start planning now!

And feel free to share a comment about your own eclipse experience in the space below.