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On Friday the 20th of March there was a Solar eclipse. In Cardiff it was partial, reaching a maximum of 87% at 09:28 GMT.

The details of the 20th March 2015 eclipse from the NASA eclipse website

The details of the 20th March 2015 eclipse from the NASA eclipse website

This image is taken from the NASA eclipse website, which can be found here. On this amazing website, you can look up eclipses going back thousands of years and going thousands of years into the future.

An alternative graphic of the eclipse is this.

An alternative graphic of the 20th of March 2015 eclipse

An alternative graphic of the 20th of March 2015 eclipse

These are some of the pictures I took. I started taking photographs as 08:33 using a 300mm lens on my Nikon DSLR, with Baader paper taped over a spare lens shield which I have. The pictures below are about every 10 minutes (I was taking them more frequently so these are just a sub-set). The last picture shown below was taken at 10:33.

The eclipse at its maximum from Cardiff, 87% at 09:28.

The eclipse at its maximum from Cardiff, 87% at 09:28.

It didn’t actually get dark (anyone who has witnessed a total eclipse will know that even when the eclipse is 99.95% it is not dark, it requires totality for it to go dark). But, the light did take on a strange ethereal quality, a little like dusk but not quite the same either.

 

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If you managed to get any photographs of this eclipse, feel free to share them below in the comments box.

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