Sunday's brought groups of Napans together in sunny spots all over town.
At the , after a featuring jazz trumpeter Erik Jekabson's quintet paying tribute to Chet Baker, music-lovers clustered outside peering at pinhole projectors made from paper plates, office supplies and aluminum foil.
In north Napa, workers and shoppers at gathered in knots to marvel at the crescent-shaped beams and shadows projected through filtering trees onto the surface of the parking lot as the moon cut its way across the sun.
Some aimed camera phones, or slabs of glass from welders' masks, at the solar eclipse, while others viewed it using handmade projectors.
Pinhole viewers did the job; but it turns out all we needed to observe Sunday's annular solar eclipse was to look at the surface of the parking lot, where crescent-shaped sunbeams filtered through tree branches showed the moon's shadow as it passed across the sun.
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For a photo composite of the progress of the eclipse through its "Ring of Fire" totality, shot from the center of its path, in Redding, please see ."
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