Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Abruzzo News - Partial Eclipse of the Sun

This morning I woke up to a cacophany of different sounds. Dogs barking, hunters shouting, chickens clucking merrily away, cats miaoing enthusiastically for their brekkers, and something absolutely breathtaking and truly spectacular was happening in the horizon. A partial eclipse of the sun!! I witnessed it through a lens darkly and it was the "ultimate astronomical show" imaginable.

My very talented hubby took the spectacular image above from the balcony and the one below was taken with the aid of a tripod at 15 minute intervals between 8.15 - 9.15 am. Don't ask me how he did the one below, because I haven't got a clue, but you could contact him on his blog. Thank you dearest K for kindly giving me permission to use your photos here.

If you would like to learn more about the partial eclipse of the sun across the world today and other interesting facts you can read the following information:
BBC News
BBC - Solar System - Sun
BBC News -Stargazing and Dark Sky Tourism


popps said...

I was partially eclipsed by my bed and missed it!

Janet Bianchini said...

What a shame! It was a very good show, I must say. Next one is a few years away.