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Friday, 16 November 2012

Australia, Sky Watch, ABC Wednesday, S for Solar Eclipse

 Sky Watch is hosted each week by the Sky Watch team of Sandy,and Sylvia. And this week as every week, we remember Klaus and know that he joins us in spirit! .
It's always a pleasure to participate, and see all the other skies around the world. If you want to see other skies please click on the logo in the side bar.
On November 13th there was a solar eclipse in north Australia where my daughter lives. Here is some information I got:" A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and sun close enough to block some or all of the sun’s direct light. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun and blocks it completely, forming a shadow on the earth. For this to occur the sun, earth and moon come in a straight line in their orbits and it will seem like the moon has covered the sun."
My family didn't see a total solar eclips, but enough to see something spectacular happening. My daughter took photos and they show the whole eclips quite well.To enlarge click on them.

Before the eclips

We thank Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and we must thank Roger too for the weekly job to find  ten bloggers for each of the ABC Team members  to visit and to read their posts. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with S.

"Darkness  cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that"

 Martin Luther  King


20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What awesome captures of the Solar Eclipse!! The next best thing to seeing it myself -- for real!! Thanks for sharing with us, Wil! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Roger Owen Green said...

great quote. we'll have our eclipse in August of 2017!

Cloudia said...

Feel I was there through your excellent post, dear Wil!





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Kateri said...

I've never seen a solar eclipse--pretty cool!

Liza said...

Fantastic shots! Happy sky watching.

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eileeninmd said...

Cool captures of the eclipse and I love your header shot. Wonderful photos, have a great weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh your daughter got some wonderful pictures (like mother like daughter!)...I didn't even know about it until I saw on some Australian blogs last week.

Kay said...

WONDERFUL! We went to Hawaii to see the solar eclipse many years ago. It's really a fabulous experience. How lucky that your family was able to see it and take such fantastic photos too.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Great post, quite spectacular. I like your quote too.

Cloudia said...

Come to New York and show us how to protect from the sea, dear Wil :-)

Pieces of Sunshine said...


Thank you for you comments and questions on my blog.

Yes, we do live in Australia, on the east coast of NSW. Our 17 year old son started in school this year, we may send more of our teenagers to school next year, we'll have to wait and see.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I'd hope to go to Tassie one day too! We're many north of Sydney and in a quiet country town on a big river- very pleasant.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots and information. Thanks for sharing.

Leslie: said...

You got some amazing shots!

Leslie
abcw team

photowannabe said...

Excellent photos of the solar eclipse. Wish I could have seen it myself.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Very informative post and fantastic photography ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Karen said...

Wow, exciting!

Mama Pajama said...

wow, cool! another great way to photograph an eclipse is to look at the shadows on the ground - they will be eclipsed as well.

Paula Scott said...

That was indeed, a spectacular event as is your daughter's photos!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Those are spectacular shots Wil!

Hooray, I finally get my PC back so I am playing catch up with all of the S entries this week.

SketcheS, please come and see.
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team