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ian mcdonald

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Re: Eclipse
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2015, 06:12:18 PM »
When I first saw the eclipse it was a near perfect circle. By the time I had the camera the shutter would not release and the moon had moved. I remember an eclipse during the 1950s when we were given dark pieces of cellophane to look through at school. Img 4615.

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Re: Eclipse
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2015, 07:13:28 PM »
We were lucky enough to have thin cloud as well. The frogs in the pond gave a great croaking during the darkest part. What surprised me, considering that so much of the sun was obscured, it wasn't darker.
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Re: Eclipse
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2015, 09:40:55 AM »
What puzzled me and I did not think about it at the time was, why was the moon going from west to east? :D  It,s the first day of spring.

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Re: Eclipse
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2015, 10:20:41 AM »
Exactly the same here Tom but local TV had good pictures from Plymouth which is only 14 miles away.
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Re: Eclipse
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2015, 10:30:21 AM »
What puzzled me and I did not think about it at the time was, why was the moon going from west to east? :D  It,s the first day of spring.

Seen from Earth the Sun has greater speed than the Moon on the sky.

Therefore is the New Moon always to the left (behind) the Sun and the old Moon to the right (in front of) the Sun on the northern hemisphere.
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Re: Eclipse
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2015, 11:13:26 AM »
What surprised me, considering that so much of the sun was obscured, it wasn't darker.

I thought the same. People saying birds were going to roost was rubbish. They were feeding in my garden as if nothing had happened
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Re: Eclipse
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2015, 02:31:20 PM »
It certainly got darker here it was very noticible even with the lower light levels due to the cloud cover - but being further North more of the sun was covered.
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