Solar Eclipse 2012

We may not have seen the full solar eclipse here yesterday but is was still amazing at 87 % and amid a sky full of clouds.

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        1. No Australia had 100 %, we had 87 % here in New Zealand…but the light was so cool. It changed and even though the clouds got in the way I thought they made it just that much more beautiful.

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    1. I was a little awed Brynne. The light everywhere seemed to change once it began happening. I was laughing actually. My friend was in hysterics because I wouldn’t actually risk looking at it…even with sunglasses.

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    1. That is so true Gilly. It got really cold. And a wind came up. We were sitting on my friend’s deck drinking coffee, eating muffins, playing with her dogs…under a blanket. In November.

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  1. That is so dramatic! What i remember from a complete eclipse years ago is the chatter of confused birds in the sudden darkness πŸ™‚

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    1. I hope those are good things Elizabeth. I needed a break and decided to spend some time away from NaNoWriMo and computers playing silly buggers with me for the morning. Just what I needed. A good friend, great coffee, muffins, baby ducks and lambs, 2 crazy cute dogs and an eclipse. A perfect morning really !!!!!
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    1. I can’t remember ever seeing one before either. It was a bit eerie. it cold really cold and the wind came up. The light was weird too. But I am so glad I saw it and with a friend too.
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  2. Great photo, Jo!
    We had experience of a total eclipse here in 1999, I agree, a fabulous and eerie experience!
    And I also agree with newpillowbook earlier… the clouds do look like waves!

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  3. beautiful πŸ™‚ how lucky of you! I’ve seen one before when I was like 15, I was in an airplane on my way back from Japan. It happened right in front of me, too bad I had no camera. ;(

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  4. What an incredible photo! It reminds me of something out of an apocalypse or end of days kind of thing. This is DEFINITELY one of my favorites of your images to date!

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    1. I like this one too !!!
      It was a very odd moment when it happened. The temperature dropped. The wind got up. Intense is the word I would use.
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