Clouds over Western Springs

Clouds over Western Springs

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Wednesday’s solar eclipse was only a partial one in New Zealand, with about 87% of the sun covered by the moon when viewed in Auckland. At the time of the eclipse I was at Western Springs watching birds. It was a fairly cloudy sky, as seen above (looking in a northwesterly direction; the sun was about 90 degrees to the right, in northeast). Below is what my camera saw of the eclipse.

Self-congratulatory footnote: this is post number 1000 on this blog (1000 posts in 1059 days). It started on Christmas Eve, 2009, and has been going with the occasional hiatus ever since.

The Eclipse

The Eclipse