United Kingdom England Cornwall
by magic surf bus
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magic surf bus, on February 3, 2007, said:
As the moon's shadow raced across Mount's Bay from West to East during the 1999 Total Eclipse I fired off this shot. The light area on the horizon (south of my position) Appears to mark the limit of the moon's shadow as it passed overhead. It was an awesome experience.
ragnorosso, on February 15, 2007, said:
I was sitting on the promenade at Torquay at just that very moment, yes, it was totally amazing and the cloud cleared just about enough to show the moon's disc pass over the sun's. As I recall the rest of the country was under gloriously clear skies except the southwestern tip - the path of totality! I couldn't believe how much flash photgraphy went on during totality, what on earth was the point of that? Surely, the point was to be in darkness! Ah well, wouldn't have missed it for the world!
magic surf bus, on February 15, 2007, said:
ragnarosso: In my case I fired the flash to get some foreground in the picture but I know exactly what you mean! I also remember all the streetlights flicking on across the other side of the Bay. I was partly inspired by an incredible photo I once saw in the National Geographic. The photographer sat on top of a mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean and with a wide angle lens had managed to capture an image of the entire lunar shadow approaching across the sea.
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