Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Isn't staggering that the moon fills up exactly the same amount of sky space as the sun when viewed from Earth?
Nice photo with the seagull.
Yes, that's the one I used because of the gull. It's almost over now and getting lighter.
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.
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.
When I think how fast the last 20 years have gone by, I get slightly nervy.
I am grateful to survive the night these days.
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.
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.
You beat me to it, I was going to post but looked to see if you had done it. Saved me a job.
I love the photograph -- the gull makes it just perfection!
Well those gulls don't exactly enhance the life in Bath during the breeding season...
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.
I've yet to read your post, Weave, but it sounds as though you were disappointed.
Rubbish viewing here; far too much cloud.
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We heard you the first time.
I've just doctored the photo. Better, I think.
It didn't look like this in Norwich. It was the other way round. I didn't see a bird either.
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.