Photographic (Satur)day: Solar Eclipse

It’s time for yet another interruption on the current hiatus (this only goes to show how good I am at hiating – is that a word? probably not). This time, it’s the moon’s fault.

Solar Eclipse II

Less than 24 hours ago, Europe saw a beautiful solar eclipse. In the English Midlands, we managed to see nearly 90% of the sun covered up. It was absolutely breathtaking. And for a long while, we were all afraid it’d be impossible to see it. After all, the clouds were very keen on floating by and would often completely obscure the sun. A good thing, in the end. It made snapping this photo much easier.

That and it helped create a phantasmagorical atmosphere. The clouds made the darkness darker, the sudden coldness colder, and birds fly quicker into their nests. You almost expected a creature to leap from the shadows. But alas, none did. That I know of.

One never knows. Especially in days like these. It looks like today was not only a solar eclipse day. There was also a super moon and it was the spring equinox. Doesn’t it sound a bit like the beginning of a SciFi novel to you? Mm… Coincidences or something more? Personally, I’ll be expecting brand new superpowers in the morning.

But how about the rest of you? Did you see the eclipse too? What superpower would you like to have?

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“We should always endeavor to wonder at the permanent thing, not at the mere
exception. We should be startled by the sun, and not by the eclipse.
We should wonder less at the earthquake,
and wonder more at the earth.”
G.K.Chesterton

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