Epic eclipse

Epic eclipse

Photographer/astronomer assists White Rock watchers

A.P. Hovasse photos

Long time photographer and keen amateur astronomer A.P. Hovasse helped local residents get a clear – and safe – view of Monday morning’s rare solar eclipse outside the White Rock Museum & Archives. By mounting binoculars on a tripod he was able to project an image of the eclipse on the exterior wall of the museum, which drew a small but appreciative crowd of passersby. He also lent watchers of all ages special eclipse glasses he told Peace Arch News he’d been “saving for over 10 years for such a moment.” The next total solar eclipse to traverse North America is expected April 8, 2045.