Trees reveal solar eclipse 2016-09-02
FABIans were able to witness a partial solar eclipse during their Spring Day Tea celebrations on 1 September. While heeding warnings to not look directly at the sun without the correct equipment, the carob trees (Ceratonia siliqua) in the courtyard provided a safe alternative to view this celestial event. The tiny gaps between leaves act as pinhole lenses, projecting crescent shaped images of the eclipsed sun onto the world below. Everyone was able to see hundreds of small images of the eclipse by looking under the trees instead of up into the sun.