May 20, 2012. This date/event was signaled out by the ancient Maya as a great cosmic event where the earth, sun, moon and Pleiades will aligned! Not only that but we will have a ring of fire Solar Eclipse and the New Moon in gemini! Powerful transformative forces at work. (Source: Mystic Mama)
“Pleiades in this alignment represents a nurturing and literally centering force, that also contains sought after strength – the settling of growing and unbalanced energy but also a heightened state of energy itself. This event will mark a major turning point in terms of our cultural evolution in this time of growing global tumult, giving us an amazing opportunity for progress away from instability of unchecked growth towards a better constellated alignment centred in a grounding in the mother, the Earth – and a return to healthier subsistence in harmony with her cycles” (Evolver.net)
It was visible from Asia, Eastern Europe, North America, Greenland, Arctic and north Pacific Oceans. Reportedly, the best place to view the eclipse from San Francisco was from Fort Funston, so my friend and I headed there to watch the Solar Eclipse. A former military reservation turned public park, Fort Funston boasts 200 foot high sandy bluffs and high winds that attract hang-gliders and trails with stunning views on on San Francisco’s southwest coast.
Of course it wouldn’t be a solar eclipse without a hawk sighting. I took this one while he was hoovering over us in the sun, opening and closing his massive wings for a moment, then flying off, not to be seen again.
Around 6:30pm, the eclipse was at its peak. People were really generous about sharing their viewing devices, especially the home made contraptions. A young couple was happy to share the eclipse with us through a pinhole box they built at home.
As the night went on, I saw the eclipse through a silver-foil blanket, a folded up piece of garbage bag, and on paper/walls showing the crescent reflection created by the eclipse.
Many of the images I shot into the sun during the eclipse came out with small crescent reflections. I just pointed my camera toward the sun and shot so my eyes would not be burned out.
I said one last prayer before heading home.