The solar eclipse on May 20 provided some spectacular images captured by CSM Astronomy students, CSM Astronomy Professor Darryl Stanford and Ed Pieret from the San Mateo County Astronomical Society.

The group set up a viewing station at Pacific Pier with roughly 100 community members participating in the “viewing party.”

Prior to the eclipse, Stanford prepared his students for the viewing and photo shoot.

The group used a variety of devices and creative techniques– from a Sunspotter to welder’s glasses to cell phones to a pizza pan – to shoot images of the eclipse at various stages.

The stunning results can be viewed on CSM’s Astronomy website at

Annularity - SMCAS president, Ed Pieret.

Annularity - SMCAS president, Ed Pieret.