Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

November 16, 2012

During the Eclipse (Post #1000)

Filed under: Clouds,Sky,Western Springs — paul @ 7:24 am
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. Great, different captures of the eclipse!! I always find them fascinating! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Comment by Sylvia Kirkwood — November 16, 2012 @ 9:59 am

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

    Comment by Eileen — November 16, 2012 @ 11:48 am

  3. Congrats to 1000 posts. And very cool eclipse photos.

    Comment by Stefan Jansson — November 16, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

  4. 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

    Comment by Laura Hegfield — November 16, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

  5. Wonderful shots! And congratulations.

    Comment by ladyfi — November 16, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

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