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Annular Eclipse In Scotland  
User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1289 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 803 times:

The news says that an eclipse is due in the north of Scotland on Sunday morning. Apparently, this rare type of eclipse is one where the sun appears larger than the moon, so the sun appears as "a ring of fire". I know there was a total eclipse over Europe in a couple of years ago, but it was reported that the weather played havoc in many areas, especially around England and France. Hopefully, the sky will be clear for those of you in the zone of the eclipse. Does anyone plan on seeing it? Post a picture or two if you can.

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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 786 times:

I think people further south in scotland got a good view, but further north where it was supposed to be better it was cloudy.

Yeah there was a full eclipse a while back, but it pissed down for weeks, what a load of crap!


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7329 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 776 times:
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The next time an annular eclipse is visible from Britain, I'll probably be pushing up the daisies (sometime in 2093!).

David


User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 772 times:

David_itl, there should be a couple more visible in the near future elsewhere..just take a trip to see them.

The way I see it, if there is one in the near future, I can (hopefully) travel to see it, and if the weather is bad, use the IFR to blast the heck off the ground and check it out from the air.


That's the way it's done!

FSP


User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 768 times:

The sun appears larger than the moon in an annular eclipse beacause the moon is at it's furthest point from Earth(apogee). The moon orbits the Earth not in a circular path but more of an elliptical path meaning at certain points in its orbit it is much closer to Earth(perigee), if an eclipse happens at this time it will be total, and if it happens at apogee it will be annular.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 765 times:

Missed it  Sad It was slightly cloudy in the South of Scotland also.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 746 times:

Dam I missed it 2 I was in my bed sleeping! It was like at 6 am was it not?

User currently onlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5911 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 745 times:

Saw it! Even though it was only 84% of a full eclipse, I still saw it. That is, while trying to keep my eyes open, after playing DoD all night long  Laugh out loud

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