Wednesday, November 14, 2012

the northern report

I have to confess something: after ignoring my husband at 5am when he wanted me to help him unload a truck (he's nothing but a sh!t stirrer) I really had no plans on seeing the solar eclipse, especially as I had no equipment (ie welding helmets) at home in order to do so safely.

But a phone call at 6:20am from a wildly excited neighbour made my drag my sorry butt out of bed and outside. Not sure if it was the eclipse or just the weather but it was gorgeously fresh this morning. The first thing I noticed was the light, which was really quite strange, like a big smoke cloud had gone across the sun, but everything was clear and crisp otherwise. Quite lovely and eyrie at the same time.

Like I said, I was lacking anything to see the eclipse itself, but I DID see it like this: in the shadows. Which were really amazing!

IMG_1280Alerted this by Dr Carl on TV, it took me a little while to work out how to see this, then I happened to turn around and THERE THEY WERE! Amazing! I then rang the wildly excited neighbour to pass on this exciting information, and she got even MORE excited. I know. We don't get out much out here ;-)

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Did you see it in your part of the world?


  1. That's a groovy light effect Sharon and you caught it well on the camera.
    We had the eclipse down here too, obviously, but it didn't change the light and was barely noticable.

  2. I'm wildly jealous that I didn't check out any shadows. That's a great effect. I must admit astronomy holds little interest for me, but it really was rather interesting viewing this morning. The kids found it rather special.

  3. No we didn't have these, I was talking to someone else today who was talking about the same thing! Bizarre and beautiful!

  4. Wow that is amazing. We also noticed the strange light, like you said it was like smoke had gone over the sun yet there wasn't a cloud in the sky.

  5. Like Fiona, I am not remotely astronomically minded however I was uncannily like you able to capture very similar shadows!?

  6. Love the shadows. No solar eclipse here since 1999.


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