Yeah even though I know not to look right at it, I now have sore eyes.
If anyone here needs an explanation of what an eclipse is, this explains it quite succinctly:
I'm still in the dark...
Anybody else notice another burst of dawn chorus?
Perfect clear blue sky here in Bavaria, getting a great view.
The light now has a strange grey tinge to it.
I drove up from Devon this am lovely day in Devon lovely view of the sun but got progressively more cloudy as I approached Taunton and at work sun completly obscured. It went quite dark at 9:25 but didn't see it which was a pity.
I managed to get this short video of the eclipse from the woods behind where I live. Sorry about the very shaky camera work - I didn't bother picking up my tripod, and I suspect that a bottle of rather nice red wine last night didn't help either - What a plonker! The sky was quite overcast but there were some breaks in the dark clouds, enough to get this short video.
One thing that I noticed was that there was a slight drop in temperature and the song birds did quieten down a little, but even so they sang throughout it. While I was filming I didn't notice that a jay had landed in a tree less that about 15 yards from where I was standing, had I realised I would have got that on video, but alas it wasn't to be!
As seen from deepest, darkest Oxfordshire
O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!
Didn't notice it to be honest the deer didn't seem to mind though plenty about on the estate this am