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Saturday, January 16, 2010
Foliage during the Eclipse
Yesterday afternoon there was a solar eclipse. It was an annular solar eclipse, where the sun appears as a ring of fire. We could see only the partial eclipse though. You can see the images of the eclipse on the ground beside the plants in the picture below.
The tiny holes between the leaves of the lemon tree under which these plants are kept act like pinhole cameras, and the image is received on the groundYou can see the image of the eclipsed sun like cresents beside the fern.
Aglaonema, Alocasia metallica,Ti plant, Peparomia and other foliage plants are in deep shade and could not get the eclipse.
Some of the begonias have not yet started flowering.