Here’s a Preview of the Eclipse

Here in Southern California, we’ll be getting a 69 percent eclipse at 10:21 am tomorrow. So I figured I should take out my camera and practice today, just to see how hard it really is. And it turns out that all this solar filter stuff is nonsense! I just pointed my camera at the sky and pushed the shutter:

I could barely even see the sun behind all the clouds. What’s all the fuss about?


Mother Jones was founded as a nonprofit in 1976 because we knew corporations and the wealthy wouldn't fund the type of hard-hitting journalism we set out to do.

Today, reader support makes up about two-thirds of our budget, allows us to dig deep on stories that matter, and lets us keep our reporting free for everyone. If you value what you get from Mother Jones, please join us with a tax-deductible donation today so we can keep on doing the type of journalism 2019 demands.

We Recommend


Sign up for our newsletters

Subscribe and we'll send Mother Jones straight to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.


Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.