Friday, 20 March 2015

Eclipse

Of course, there was only one story today. As we set out for a walk this morning, we were experiencing a partial solar eclipse.
It wasn't at all certain that we would be able to see anything of the eclipse due to cloud cover, but when we woke up, there were beautiful, clear skies. So the beginning of the eclipse was clearly seen. This proved problematical however, as it was just too bright to get a photo. But some time into our walk and at the eclipse maximum, cloud started to cover the sun, which made it easier to get pictures.

The best views were as we passed the observation platform on Shipley Park.  If you look carefully, the eclipsed sun is visible in this picture toward the top right hand corner.
So, that was it. The next partial eclipse seen in these parts should be in June 2021.
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