Friday, 20 March 2015

Eclipse



I thought that we would not see it because of the inevitable clouds, but the cloud cover was just right. It meant (and means - it's still going on) that you could look at it without blinding yourself.

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  1. Isn't staggering that the moon fills up exactly the same amount of sky space as the sun when viewed from Earth?

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  2. Nice photo with the seagull.

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    1. Yes, that's the one I used because of the gull. It's almost over now and getting lighter.

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  3. That's it. The sun is now too bright to look at, even through cloud, and I think the moon has passed right across now. The next eclipse will be in 2026, so I was pleased to catch this one - I might not be around for the next.

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  4. We just saw it over Norwich in spite of the cloud. As we gathered around my window I too quietly thought I probably won't see the next one.

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    1. When I think how fast the last 20 years have gone by, I get slightly nervy.

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    2. I am grateful to survive the night these days.

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  5. Ha ha! For once I beat John Gray to it! I just happened to be right next to the computer as it was going on.

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    1. Also, his title for his eclipse post (the same as mine) has to be the only one not to include references to dog-shit, or any other non-celestial stuff in Wales.

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    2. You beat me to it, I was going to post but looked to see if you had done it. Saved me a job.

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  6. I love the photograph -- the gull makes it just perfection!

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    1. Well those gulls don't exactly enhance the life in Bath during the breeding season...

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  7. That's just what the farmer and I found Tom. The bit of cloud cover was just enough to make viewing easy. It was quite dramatic while it lasted. Lovely day now.

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    1. I've yet to read your post, Weave, but it sounds as though you were disappointed.

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  8. Rubbish viewing here; far too much cloud.

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    1. We heard you the first time.

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  10. I've just doctored the photo. Better, I think.

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    1. It didn't look like this in Norwich. It was the other way round. I didn't see a bird either.

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    2. The crescent shifts position as the moon goes from right to left. You must have missed the first bit. The maximum was an up-turned crescent, like a saucer on a table.

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