There's an eclipse Thursday from about 1000 to about 1230. Up to about 30% of the sun covered viewed from the UK.
Best viewed in the Canadian arctic (fully annular).
> Cloudy here
yeah 100% sky covered by cloud.
I have eclipse glasses at the ready - but it's overcast.
Caught a glimpse through a thinner patch a few minutes ago, the cloud made it possible to glance and see it without the glasses, though that's probably not a good idea.
I can see a chunk missing off the sun now at 1125. I'm in Bowland and it's overcast but can see enough through the clouds.
I can see it and it's almost right above me coming and going in the cloud! I've managed to get some photos. Almost as good as the 1999 one when I was in the Lakes.
Here's one I took earlier. Ok, 18 months earlier.......
going back through my photos taken in 2004 I came across a picture of a piece of paper held in one hand while the other was engaged in holding and using the Canon Digital Ixus 300.
On the paper is the sun's disk, slightly distorted, as a result of the two handed lack of skill, projected through cloud from the eyepiece of a small reflector telescope and the planet Venus is visible as a small black blob transiting the disk. Sadly we only get dense cloud whenever there is an eclipse or a comet in the sky these days.
From Glenmore today.
Pretty much how I saw it
It was clear for a bit too and we viewed it directly through welding glass but the photos came out better with the skim of cloud in front.
> Here's one I took earlier. Ok, 18 months earlier.......
Now that is cool and what I'd like to see.
Seen a few partials before and find them somewhat underwhelming.
> Now that is cool and what I'd like to see.
It was a full annular eclipse in Oman on Boxing Day 2019. Now I want to see a total eclipse - I believe there is absolutely no comparison.
> Now I want to see a total eclipse - I believe there is absolutely no comparison.
That's what Bonnie Tyler thinks as well