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Annular eclipse makes for some super spooky shadows

Annular eclipse makes for some super spooky shadows
Photo of eclipsed sun, taken from Carson City, Nevada. (Courtesy: Dean Altus)

Many of us saw the amazing photos of the annular eclipse on Sunday, but while those "ring of fire" images sure look unusual, I think this might qualify as eerily spooky.

This video was taken from Carson City, Nevada -- nearly in the direct path of the eclipse -- by Dean Altus. What you're looking at are shadows created by the eclipsed sun shining through a cottonwood tree.

The gaps in the leaves create their own pseduo-pinhole camera, projecting the eclipse's image -- in this case, on their garage door.

It's even spookier when you see it in video: