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Old 2015-03-20, 09:37   #1
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Maximum coverage, about 85%, has just passed here in Cambridge. It's still gloomier than an hour ago and it's still 100% cloud cover. The clouds thinned enough for about a minute at 09:23 enough for me to see a dim crescent sun with the naked eye. Just long enough to dash inside, grab my phone, and take a snap with the last remaining seconds of battery power.

If anything can be seen after the phone has recharged I'll post the image here.
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Old 2015-03-20, 09:42   #2
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About 70% here and no clouds at all. Thanks to moving recently I didn't find my filter for the 1600mm mirror lens, but I managed to dig up the filter glasses from the total eclipse 1999. So I won't have any pics to share, just the memories.

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Old 2015-03-20, 09:43   #3
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We also saw it here in Irthlingborough.
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Old 2015-03-20, 10:29   #4
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100% cloud cover here (Netherlands), saw nothing of the eclipse .
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Old 2015-03-20, 11:02   #5
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80% here in Copenhagen, but 100% clouds :-( and of course it has been clear skies for a while until today.
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Old 2015-03-20, 11:39   #6
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Was just about clear enough in Stockport to see it. The clouds acted as a filter so you could look at it longer.
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Old 2015-03-20, 13:23   #7
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100% cloud cover here (Netherlands), saw nothing of the eclipse .
There were moments here (just by Haarlem) where the clouds were thin enough to glimpse the crescent of the partially eclipsed sun through them, and in those moments we didn't need eclipse glasses at all. Still, the weather did indeed generally let us down which was disappointing.
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If anything can be seen after the phone has recharged I'll post the image here.
Ok, here it is. The image is pretty cruddy but remember it was taken by pointing an almost dead phone at the sky and pressing the button. No image stabilization, no manual focus, no optical train in fromt of the tiny lens, no post-processing. The only filter used was ambient not-so-thin cloud. The 252x256 excerpt from the full 2560x1920 also shows a portion of a long defunct telephone line and the very top of a neighbour's tree.

Some day I might try to remove image shake and blur.
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Old 2015-03-20, 18:07   #9
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I didn't manage to take a clear picture from my iPhone....
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From: http://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/march-20-2015/

Looks like Paul was out in the hemor asteroid belt.
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Old 2015-03-21, 00:33   #11
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Looks like Paul was out in the hemor asteroid belt.
You've got to be careful about letting the sun shine on Uranus, especially if you're fair-skinned.

(Hey, someone was bound to make that, um, crack - might as well be Urs truly.)
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