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Solar eclipse, Thursday

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 Lankyman 09 Jun 2021

There's an eclipse Thursday from about 1000 to about 1230. Up to about 30% of the sun covered viewed from the UK.

 MeMeMe 10 Jun 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

Cloudy here

In reply to MeMeMe:

and here

In reply to Lankyman:

Best viewed in the Canadian arctic (fully annular).

 mondite 10 Jun 2021
In reply to MeMeMe:

> Cloudy here


yeah 100% sky covered by cloud.

In reply to Lankyman:

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.

 Lankyman 10 Jun 2021
In reply to skog:

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.

 Lankyman 10 Jun 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

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.

In reply to Lankyman:

Here's one I took earlier. Ok, 18 months earlier.......


 wercat 10 Jun 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

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.

 DaveHK 10 Jun 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

From Glenmore today.


 Lankyman 10 Jun 2021
In reply to DaveHK:

Pretty much how I saw it

 DaveHK 10 Jun 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

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.

 Maggot 10 Jun 2021
In reply to Robert Durran:

> 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.

In reply to Maggot:

> 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.

 Lankyman 11 Jun 2021
In reply to Robert Durran:

> Now I want to see a total eclipse - I believe there is absolutely no comparison.

That's what Bonnie Tyler thinks as well


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