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Solar Eclipse

Here are some of my efforts to capture the solar eclipse this morning. Typically very cloudy over Uttoxeter unfortunately but there were a few breaks.






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Re: Solar Eclipse

lucky devil, down here in Christchurch the cloud cover was so dense all we saw was - it go a bit darker for a few minutes!
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Re: Solar Eclipse

In spite of the cloud cover the birds did disappear from the bird feeder during the period of extra cloudy dimness.
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Re: Solar Eclipse

The birds made a big fuss here too.

I awaited patiently and got several shots, this being the best:



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Re: Solar Eclipse

I've posted a couple on Flickr - they were taken with one of my Canons though
I think the thin cloud cover actually helped diffuse the light.

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Re: Solar Eclipse

So much cloud cover here that it barely dimmed. So to those who got to see it - you were very lucky!
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Re: Solar Eclipse

Nice shots guys; I had the camera poised ready but it just got duller before brightening up a little - big anti-climax for me.
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Re: Solar Eclipse

I'm glad I didn't got to the Faroes to not see the eclipse, but stayed in Watford instead to not see it!

In 1999 I travelled to Prawle Point in Devon to not see the total eclipse - again, I should have stayed in Watford to not see it!

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Re: Solar Eclipse

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In spite of the cloud cover the birds did disappear from the bird feeder during the period of extra cloudy dimness.
Interesting that you mentioned the birds. I noticed the sparrows that live under our roof tiles and feed in the garden became more and more subdued as the event progressed. They're back on song now!
The awesome power of nature will never cease to amaze.

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The awesome power of nature will never cease to amaze.
The awesome power of nature will never cease to evade me - at least as far as eclipses and aurora go!

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Re: Solar Eclipse

It was beautiful here earlier at my office just outside Cardiff but the battery in my E-PL5 that I was using died at a very inopportune time
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Re: Solar Eclipse

Much ado about nothing where I am. Just happy that some others did manage to see it happen.

BTW, thanks for posting these. I really like the colouring effects, especially the last one.
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Re: Solar Eclipse

Yeah, disappointing here on the fringe of London where I was at work. I settled for watching the TV coverage on my iPad, tho' Brian Cox does annoy me...

Congrats to those who got images. Apparently the Next Big One traverses right across the USA in Aug 2017. Plan those hols now!
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Re: Solar Eclipse

Pretty good up here in Northumberland.
Eclipse by johndal, on Flickr
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Re: Solar Eclipse

We had a permanent sheet of grey cloud, so thick you could not even tell in which part of the sun the sky was (or "wasn't" during the eclipse).
Well done to all those who managed pictures.
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