It is not a total eclipse anywhere in the UK. In fact, there are only a couple of places in the world that will get a full eclipse. The far north of Scotland is going to get about 98%. I think we are supposed to get 95% here, which should still be pretty eerie!I thought that I might try and get on the bike and get away from the city tomorrow morning. I'm in Norfolk so not a total eclipse for us here.
Thanks for the memory! There were always a few bits of black film at both ends of the roll when it came back from Kodak. They were really good for looking at the Sun.I remember an eclipse when I was at school. One of the art teachers took some exposed 35mm film, folded it over a few times to make it darker, then we looked directly at the sun through it. My sight has survived until now, 35 years later, but I'm wondering if it develops problems in future years if I could sue the education authority.
Tomorrow I've tried to block out my diary around 9.30, intending to nip outside for a view, certainly won't be looking directly at the sun this time.
I saw it from Guernsey and was at the coast when the eclipse started. Not only did the temperature drop and the birds/gull fall silent - the wind dropped too. As the more of the sun was revealed post eclipse, the wholoe shebang went into reverse order, the birds started singing, the wind picked up, the temperature rose and the crowd roared with relief.The last one I saw was when I was in France, about fifteen years ago. It was a beautifully hot day. The eclipse came on and the air temperature fell by about 10 degrees C. The strangest thing was that all the birds stopped singing. Magic.
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