Sunday, 22 March 2015

Partial Eclipse - 20th March 2015

I decided to walk into Heswall on Friday morning when the eclipse was due.  If the weather were clear there could have been a good view across the fields on the way.    The weather was not clear when I set off at 8.45 - just as the moon started its trip across the sun.


By the time I got into Heswall at 9.25 the clouds were thinning ever so slightly and one could just about tell there was something strange happening.


From then on I spent a quarter of an hour sitting on a wall in Heswall and Hey Presto.  Just as the eclipse reached its peak the clouds thinned enough to see it perfectly.



The best eclipse I have ever seen.

18 comments:

  1. Wow, John, that IS impressive!!!
    Here in Ludwigsburg it was completely unspectacular. The light changed only ever so slightly, and all my pictures prove is that nothing much was visible of this eclipse.
    Good job you were out there and the weather was perfect for the occasion!

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  2. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. ;-)

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  3. I love doing things like this. Somewhat jealous! Great photos!

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  4. I'm impressed! Good thinking to be where you were, when you were.

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  5. How fascinating it must have been! It's been years since we've seen one in this area, it always rains on a day one is expected.

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  6. Lovely photos of the eclipse CJ...we didn't get to see it here at all.
    Happy to hear that you feel well enough to take a walk about...really happy about that.
    If you want to see more eclipse photos, check out this blog post.
    http://roachling.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/eclipse-on-equinox.html

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  7. Looks like a smile in the sky. Best pictures I've seen on blogs so far.

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  8. I knew we wouldn't get to see it here in the States so thanks so much for sharing! That is so cool! Talk about being in the right place at the right time! Have a wonderful week John!

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  9. Unfortunately it wasn't visible where I live in Canada.

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  10. What fabulous photos! Thanks for sharing, Scriptor. xoxox

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  11. Quite a few years ago I saw a partial much like that. Even to that extent it was uncanny.

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  12. It's always nice when preparation meets opportunity providing such golden moments. So glad things came together... and you were there to enjoy, savor, capture, and share. Thanks.

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  13. Remarkable! I was in Suffolk where it just seemed gloomier and colder than usual. In fact, downright freezing. But the cloud was so thick that I really wouldn't have known anything unusual was happening!

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  14. Hey John!
    I am just seeing this post and I am so happy that you were able to see this so clearly AND that you were able to share it on your blog. Happy!

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