Partial eclipse 1st August

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  1. Corrado

    Corrado Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    If you're interested and near a piece of smoked glass and blue sky around 10am take a look at THIS. (Health warning:panorama sunroofs won't be dark enough:D )
     
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    Don't look at the sun. Use a pinhole camera or a lens to project an image onto a piece of card.
    You will then see the eclipse.
     
  3. Dragon

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    Don't even go outdoor, as it a bad omen. It will get dark around 10.16am BST. According to legend the dragon swallows the sun. :eek:
     
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    Only you could get away with saying that...:D

    Don't burn your tongue.
     
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    I'll go with the emissions bit.....:rolleyes:
     
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    It over in UK, slight shade.
     
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    Not here yet.
     
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    It started 10.13 am BST. You don't see a total eclipse, just partial. It brilliant sunshine now. You missed it, try the webcast in China or novosibirsk

    In London the partial phase of the eclipse begins at 0933 BST (0833 GMT). Maximum eclipse is at 1018 BST (0918 GMT) when 12% of the Sun will be blocked. The partial eclipse ends at 1105 BST (1005 GMT).


    Because so many login, can't get in.

    This one will

    http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/2008/index.html
     
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    Live now- telescope only then from 11.30am BST the general

    http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/2008/:D

    clipping now.

    Can see the sun flares.

    The other webcast with American commentary is on.

    Total eclipse for 2.5 mins starting 12.08pm.

    Took a snap during the corona and stored in Word, not sure how to extract the pix and convert it to jpg to stick it on here.

    Beautiful cresent of the sun instead of the moon now.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/te...ffset=0&&sectionName=UK&randnum=1217617409773
     
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