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Old 03-20-2015, 01:16 PM
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Any members in the Faroe or Svalberg islands witnessing 100%? We witnessed just short of 90%. Not exactly spectacular, but the light was certainly special, & a calmness with birds returning to roost was quite weird. Here's a couple of shots I took with reduced exposure. We had a great view with a near totally clear sky :)
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:15 AM
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90% is still an awesome thing to see. Love the images.

I've been waiting since childhood to experience totality. Southern Illinois gets two paths within 7 years in 2017 and 2024. I'll be making the trip and hoping the cloud monster stays far away.


Reminds me of the annular eclipse from a few years ago. Chicago only got 50-60% coverage but it happened right at sunset. It was the weirdest Martian looking sky I've ever seen.



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Old 03-21-2015, 12:18 AM
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90% is still an awesome thing to see.

I've been waiting since childhood to experience totality. Southern Illinois gets two paths within 7 years in 2017 and 2024. I'll be making the trip and hoping the cloud monster stays far away.
I saw totality in 1999 when I was 11. Needless to say, it was a sight to behold. Really something and I'll never forget it.

Totally clouded over here in the South East. I was waiting for a train and couldn't tell the difference unfortunately. My folks were at an observatory and had a great time though so at least it wasn't a washout for them.

Glad to see you saw something Andy. It's an event for sure.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:52 AM
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I managed to take this at work this morning. I was just outside Leeds & the cloud actually helped to see it clearly!

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Old 03-21-2015, 10:37 AM
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90% is still an awesome thing to see. Love the images.

I've been waiting since childhood to experience totality. Southern Illinois gets two paths within 7 years in 2017 and 2024. I'll be making the trip and hoping the cloud monster stays far away.


Reminds me of the annular eclipse from a few years ago. Chicago only got 50-60% coverage but it happened right at sunset. It was the weirdest Martian looking sky I've ever seen.
Yes, 90% was still something to see. It was the actions of the birds that brought the event to an experience focus for me.

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I saw totality in 1999 when I was 11.
I'm pretty jealous of that. Something I'd love to experience for sure.

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I managed to take this at work this morning. I was just outside Leeds & the cloud actually helped to see it clearly!
Great shot! The clear sky made naked eye appreciation impossible, but I did rig up a simple pinhole so I could catch the moment of maximum coverage.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:48 PM
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I saw totality in 1999 when I was 11. Needless to say, it was a sight to behold. Really something and I'll never forget it.

Totally clouded over here in the South East. I was waiting for a train and couldn't tell the difference unfortunately. My folks were at an observatory and had a great time though so at least it wasn't a washout for them.

Glad to see you saw something Andy. It's an event for sure.
I took a trip to France to catch the 1999 eclipse. We ended up at a small seaside town just outside Dieppe where a local radio station had set up playing music over speakers. We had a cloudless sky & a perfect view of the whole event. The radio station even blasted out the theme from 2001 Space Odyssey as it reached totally!
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:18 AM
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Thank you to the member who gave this thread a 1 star vote. As it's about 1 star, I think that's very creative ;)

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I took a trip to France to catch the 1999 eclipse. We ended up at a small seaside town just outside Dieppe where a local radio station had set up playing music over speakers. We had a cloudless sky & a perfect view of the whole event. The radio station even blasted out the theme from 2001 Space Odyssey as it reached totally!
Very cool, & I wish I'd jumped on that at the time :(
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I know I'm a bit late to the thread, but the eclipse was very disappointing here in Hertfordshire.
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I know I'm a bit late to the thread, but the eclipse was very disappointing here in Hertfordshire.
Everything is disappointing in Hertfordshire!
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Everything is disappointing in Hertfordshire!
Except St Albans! It's a great city.
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