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Eclipse

The excitement of the eclipse across the USA is now over.

The coverage on the BBC TV news was good, not too sensational.

 

I had some photos mailed across overnight.

Unfortunately the weather dampened the view in Kansas, just at those moments in a location where there was totality. .

There's an interesting picture from Pittsburgh, where there was 80% coverage.

The sun shining through the trees created a pinhole effect, and cast images on the pavings.

 

Presumable others have pictures???

There was nothing to see here,as the sky was overcast.

 

Kansas eclipse2.JPGKansas  eclipse1.JPGPittsburgh eclipse (2).jpg

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Re: Eclipse

Thanks for sharing, I particularly like the first photo.

 

I have not one but two sets of relatives currently in the US visiting different parts of the country, so I'm hoping between the four of them I'll see some photos from them. If I do I'll post them here!

 

It was a wet and miserable day here yesterday so there was no hope of catching even a glimpse of the event.

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Re: Eclipse

Even if the weather had behaved here you would have seen nothing without a telescope/binoculars fitted with a solar filter. The track of totality for this eclipse was less than 70 miles - so the further away from this track the less of an eclipse you will see. The track width depends on distance the moon happens to be from earth at the time of eclipse. Unfortunately a tiny sliver off the bottom of the sun would have been your lot from UK.

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Re: Eclipse


@Takahashi wrote:

Even if the weather had behaved here you would have seen nothing without a telescope/binoculars fitted with a solar filter. The track of totality for this eclipse was less than 70 miles - so the further away from this track the less of an eclipse you will see. The track width depends on distance the moon happens to be from earth at the time of eclipse. Unfortunately a tiny sliver off the bottom of the sun would have been your lot from UK.


There were some artistic images shown on the BBC, as taken in Cornwall, showing the sunset over the sea.

 

My image of the sun casting images through the trees on to the pavings was apparently interesting for some, and is shown on BBC News pages today - more effective in areas where there was only 80% of the sun covered.

It's much more striking on a video, where the cresents are seen to be moving with the wind.  

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Re: Eclipse

Hi all,

 

I thought the eclipse images from the space staion were fantastic. This one in particular caught my attention.

 

Image result for eclipse from space photo

 

 

Cheers

 

David

 

 

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I saw this on Reddit, made me chuckle:

 

"It stormed during the eclipse so my dad improvised" 

 

 

 

@DavidM I hadn't seen images of the shadow cast over Earth, that's amazing.

 

 

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