When the sun played hide-and-seek

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The annular solar eclipse on January 15th provided a good opportunity for a live physics lesson. Several children and adults gathered on the terrace of Mayflower block of Brigade Millennium to view the eclipse through solar goggles and simple pin-hole cameras. 

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Balakrishnan explaining the working of the pin-hole camera. Pic: Arathi Manay Yajaman.

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Children trying out the pin-hole camera themselves. Pic: Arathi Manay Yajaman.

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The image of the eclipse captured by the pin-hole camera. Pic: Arathi Manay Yajaman.