5
$\begingroup$

On which date was this photo taken? Here are your clues:

  • A simple, handheld camera phone faithfully captured what the eye saw. No artificial filters, lighting or trick photography was used.
  • It was a Monday in this millennium.
  • The DJIA closed at *****.75

enter image description here

Photo credit: Mrs. Flanman

$\endgroup$

1 Answer 1

8
$\begingroup$

Answer could be

Monday August 21, 2017

Because

Oddly enough, I have this as my Facebook banner pic

enter image description here

It was taken during the solar eclipse. I did edit my picture a little to look better. It was a fun day at work.

A quick search gives me: Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DJIA ) Close - 21703.75

EDIT - The eclipse I witnessed was called the Great American Eclipse.

$\endgroup$
9
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Just now realized that your profile picture is not a smiling face! :):) $\endgroup$ Aug 24, 2020 at 21:39
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @DmitryKamenetsky, I guess it's a visualization of the moon passing in front of the sun. I don't know the exact science behind it. You do it by poking holes in a piece of paper or card stock and then projecting that hole onto another piece of paper. OP must have had a bunch of holes poked in his top paper (which is out of frame in his picture) $\endgroup$
    – MacGyver88
    Aug 25, 2020 at 13:24
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @DmitryKamenetsky, better yet, the trees he was under may have had a lot of little gaps of sunlight that projected multiple images. I think the hole shape projects to a circle regardless of the hole shape. $\endgroup$
    – MacGyver88
    Aug 25, 2020 at 13:26
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ It must be tiny holes. $\endgroup$
    – Florian F
    Aug 25, 2020 at 20:10
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ I was sure it was an old sheet overhead with small holes. But it seems that leaves naturally try to catch all sunlight and leave only small individual holes, each producing an image of the sun. $\endgroup$
    – Florian F
    Aug 25, 2020 at 20:56

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.