A trip to the mechanics resulted in an eclipse photo from Herald photographer Mytchall Bransgrove today.
"I was just dropping my car off for a warrant and my dad said, 'I think there's an eclipse about now.' He said, 'Give us your welding helmet' to one of the mechanics."
Mr Bransgrove snapped this shot outside King St Motors at 10.26am using a piece of welding glass.
Another South Cantabrian, Thomas Oldfield, used "a few bits of A4 stuck to a window with a hole made with a pen tip" to create a pinhole camera to capture a shot.
The eclipse, caused when the moon passes directly between Earth and the sun, has cast its 150-kilometre wide shadow starting at dawn in Australia's Northern Territory and then cross the northeast tip of the country before swooping east across the South Pacific.
Timaru Herald Facebook page users shared links to live streaming websites and advice on how to view the eclipse.
South Canterbury Astronomy Group member Chelsea Caird took this photo when they had a viewing for the pupils at Opihi College in Temuka.
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Path of the eclipse
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