It’s quite an amazing thing to see the moon pass in front of the sun. It’s also quite eerie, but here in our part of the UK it wasn’t a total eclipse so although it went darker and colder than it should have been at 9.30am on a Friday morning, it wasn’t enough to stop the birds from singing or the rest of life carrying on as normal.
Small daughter has made a pinhole camera at school to watch the eclipse because of course you should never look directly at the sun. Sadly, it was too cloudy for her to have been able to see anything projected through her viewer, so I’ve taken a few photos for her to see later. And no, I didn’t look directly at the sun either. I took the term “point and shoot” quite literally (with my eyes shut, mostly!) and then adjusted the pictures later – what a wonderful invention picmonkey is!
So just in case you missed it too, here are my pictures. There’s not going to be another one until 2026 so I’m glad I got a chance to see it today.