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During the Eclipse (Post #1000)

Clouds over Western Springs

Clouds over Western Springs

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

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


  1. Sylvia Kirkwood

    Great, different captures of the eclipse!! I always find them fascinating! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  2. Eileen

    Beautiful captures! I love both the eclipse shot and the first shot of the clouds. Thanks for sharing, happy skywatching!

  3. Stefan Jansson

    Congrats to 1000 posts. And very cool eclipse photos.

  4. Laura Hegfield

    Incredible eclipse photo, wow! I hope that you will consider sharing an offering for this year’s 4th annual gratitude word quilt. You can find information about the project and how to participate at the top of my blog. If you’ve already sent something thank you. The quilt is growing quite expansive and with only first names, I can’t always remember who already shared. Feel free to write in your native language google translate is available on my blog so every one can read and understand one another. Every Blessing~ Laura

  5. ladyfi

    Wonderful shots! And congratulations.

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