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20 March 2015 @ 06:47 pm
I saw the eclipse!  

It was significantly cloudy in Dublin at Solar Eclipse time and I had no real hope of seeing it. In fact, it was *raining* lightly, but I was still out and about and keeping an eye on the sky. Suddenly the clouds broke just enough to keep a haze over the sun, allowing me to look directly at the eclipse, which, at 9:23am, was close enough to the 90% totality seen today from Ireland to count.

I am not lying, guys: it was fucking awesome. And that’s from somebody who knows what an eclipse is. It’s no wonder people who didn’t, back in the day, were utterly terrified and confused by them. I was genuinely filled with joy to see it, and enjoyed walking around in the strange light.

That first image there looks *very* like what I saw today.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on March 20th, 2015 06:14 pm (UTC)
And you chose this time NOT to take a picture of something?!

I'm so jealous. We didn't get to see it here in the US.
kitmizkit on March 21st, 2015 12:15 am (UTC)
My phone literally shut itself off when I tried to take a picture, it was so low on battery. :)
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on March 21st, 2015 12:44 am (UTC)
wyld_dandelyonwyld_dandelyon on March 20th, 2015 11:04 pm (UTC)
How wonderful!
Myles Corcoranmylescorcoran on March 21st, 2015 02:05 pm (UTC)
I got to watch the eclipse through a DVD I had lying around and it was marvellous. Plenty of people outside the science building where I work stopped to watch the event but many more just went about their business, looking down. I just don't understand that. There's a whole universe above your head. Look up!