The morning started early, with three society members arriving around 8am to set up, joined a short time later by a photographer from the News and Star. We were met with skies heavy with cloud, and a forecast that didn't look promising. However, as the saying goes, "the only guarantee in astronomy is, if you don't look you definitely won't see anything!". So we set up 'scopes and waited for the crowds to arrive and the clouds to clear.
|Not looking too hopeful . .|
|Eclipse watching via the internet|
After that spirits rose, and we were eagerly watching gaps in the clouds drifting across the sky, willing them to move to just the right place to reveal the sun again. Some did, and before long we were starting to capture images.
|Eclipse glasses at the ready|
|Solar filters deployed|
|Eclipsed Sun through one of the many gaps in the clouds|
I'm sure there will be more photos to come, watch this space.