petrusplancius (petrusplancius) wrote,

The Leonid meteor swarm in 1889


I have seen a fine display of the Leonids, but they didn't all appear at once as in this appealingly fanciful portrayal.

There has been a partial eclipse over England this morning, about 85% where I am. The rather thin cloud, with partial gaps, provided ideal conditions for viewing it, one could see it like a sickle moon through the cloud. No notable darkening overall, I wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't been looking for it; I saw a fuller eclipse a few years ago which was more eerie, with similar light to when the sunlight is smothered by thick dark stormclouds.

This is a picture from Northern Ireland, provided by the BBC, a slightly fuller eclipse than here:

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