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9 years 7 months ago #33485 by spoook
Will be able to be seen about 8.30 to 10.30, best in the far north.
At least it is at a reasonable hour.

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9 years 7 months ago #444290 by Ruth
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Not if you're sitting NCEA L1 Maths.

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9 years 7 months ago #444311 by muri
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Just a pity there is no sun to see this morning though, its already been ecliplsed by cloud cover

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9 years 7 months ago #444320 by spoook
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Seems the best will be at 10.25am at Whangarei.
We have full sun and shifting cloud here, I have an appointment at 10.45 so will have to take the welding helmet with me.

Right now all I can see is the full sun, no visible sign of the moon, but then again, it would rather be outshon by the sun anyway. [;)]

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9 years 7 months ago #444322 by spoook
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It has started.......... there is the tiniest dark crescent at the top left edge of the sun. [:0]

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9 years 7 months ago #444327 by Ronney
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This morning some astronomer on the radio said that if you didn't know it was happening you wouldn't because it would make no appreciable difference.

However, I certainly would have wondered because of the peculiar quaility of the sunlight which is at present shining out of a clear blue sky. The dining room which has the sun coming in and should be flooded with light at this time of the morning is dull and there has been a marked drop in temperature. Quite surreal.

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9 years 7 months ago #444329 by jeannielea
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Its cloudy here but was quite bright and I could see the sun behind the cloud earlier. Now its become very dull - not due to the eclipse I think - so chance to see it is slim. Have a thought for the 60,000 who went to Cairns specially and its not so clear there either!

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9 years 7 months ago #444332 by skyline_glenn
Beautiful here in Wellington, tracking it with the hole in a bit of card because stupid me forgot my welding helmet this morning. It is certainly not as bright as normal and a bit cooler, well that's what it seems

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9 years 7 months ago #444333 by jeannielea
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I was wrong - it was due to the eclipse! I remembered I had some exposed x-ray film so went out and looked through that and although cloudy the eclipse was very clear and can still see the moon working its way downwards across the sun! Why didn't I think of it a few minutes earlier!

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9 years 7 months ago #444345 by muri
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The light had an almost translucent quality to it, everything seemed very sharp and clear.
The wind, which had been strong stopped completely, the birds did go quiet, even more talkative gallahs wouldnt say a word and didnt scream when a customer came as they usually do.
The temperature dropped to 6 degrees, it was quite eerie.
And the wind totally dropped away for perhaps an hour or more. Its quite a strong wind so its not what you would expect,
And now the wind has resumed, the temp has climbed another 5 degrees and the feeling is quite different

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9 years 7 months ago #444346 by reggit
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Freaky :D I was working at a cafe...only one there who knew what was happening, so got them all outside for a look, the cloud covered it just enough to safely see the crescent sun through it...awesome!

Did get very cold too, and yes, a weird light.

I seem to remember similar from childhood, funny feeling, deja vu.

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9 years 7 months ago #444351 by kai
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didnt have anything to look at the sun with but the lighting was very strange, the shadows were so crisp and clear it was weird. The birds went quiet as well.

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9 years 7 months ago #444353 by thevarneys
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We saw it really clearly, start, middle and end, through some special glasses sent out to the school next door (we are at preschool). Went a bit darker, shadows very sharp like on a full moon at night.

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9 years 7 months ago #444354 by reggit
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Ronney;444199 wrote: This morning some astronomer on the radio said that if you didn't know it was happening you wouldn't because it would make no appreciable difference.


Hmmm...'twas eldritch [;)] - not often you get a chance to use that word, so making most of it! [}:)] :D

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9 years 7 months ago #444358 by BillyTheTractor
we saw it quite well up here. not a cloud in the sky though and I heard it was better if it was a bit cloudy. This was the best I could get taking a photo with my eyes closed!

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