Eclipse Alternative (UDP)

Better Than an Eclipse
This morning, there was a partial eclipse (zonsverduistering) of the sun. I missed it, though, because it was the one day I managed to fall back to sleep after awaking early, and thus slept in later than usual. That said, it was awfully overcast here this morning, so I’m not sure how clear it would have been, or how much darker it would have been. Still, some people did manage to get some nice photos of the eclipse. You can see some here.

Things have cleared up here today, though, and the sun was shining brightly around noon. That’s when this photo was taken. Did you catch the part where I said this was taken at noon today? Notice the position of the sun in the sky during what should be its zenith? Yeah, gotta love winter suns. I may have missed the partial eclipse, but I think the sun shining through the trees, and the various clouds and vapor trails have more than made up for the light show I missed this morning.

2 thoughts on “Eclipse Alternative (UDP)

  1. Grrr I missed it too, not because I wasn’t up early enough but because there is no view of it that I could reach easily. Ah well, whens the next one? Literally many moons away no doubt. Excellent to see that those who did manage it posted some photos, and great viewing they are too. Thanks for the link! There’s a tree outside my bedroom window and I have a similar view of the sun shining though it, as your photos, yep the sun doesn’t stray far from it’s bed in the Winter does it? (the sun has sense LOL!)

  2. I love winter sun as well! I think that I’ve come to appreciate it more since I live here in the NL… back home, it was just taken for granted during the winter and wholeheartedly hated during the summer 😀 Those were the days…
    Beautiful shot!

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