Solar eclipse fire using magnification from PSK Fresnel lens.

Wurkkos

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The title says it all. At the height of the solar eclipse which was 72% in my sky combined with intermittent clouds I would try to get a magnification fire. The weaker ambient light looked whiter for lack of better words. Strange for sure and the clouds didn't help.


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Can we get a fire using the frensal lens from a Tops Turley PSK rebuild?


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Solar eclipse sun light PSK fire...GO! The tinder bundle is a mixture of Grape vine bark, beech leaves and yellow birch bark.


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Action shots.


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Ignition.


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Fire via magnification solar eclipse style.


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Charred natural materials in this case a combination of charred punk, cedar bark and even charred fluff gave me the edge. The naturally ignitable and black material is prefect for fire via magnification.


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Here is a video. Thanks for watching.


 

sledhead

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Always a great read and post.

You seem to have a lot of spare time though! :D
 

blah9

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Awesome, nice work! I had such a blast and the family traveled down to the path of totality. Was completely awesome!
 

Woods Walker

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The magnified spot will be smaller, but just as hot.
I can tell you from experience it was much harder than a similar amount of clouds etc etc etc. The take away I took was just how effective natural charred materials are at ignition via sunlight.

Thanks for looking everyone! :)
 
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