The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic
Thread: Anyone been to a total eclipse? Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
06-08-2003 01:04 AM
Graeme Yeah i saw the one in England a few years ago. Birds went mad!! And everything went so cold and dark! Amazing!!

06-04-2003 10:06 PM
anonapersona i saw a near eclipse, the weird thing I noticed was that in the shadows under trees the bits of light were all crescents. the gaps between leaves acted like tiny pinhole cameras.
06-04-2003 10:57 AM
rumples riot Yeh weird things happen. Just before totality, 20 seconds, all the shadows started curving and all our clothes went a strange golden colour. Then when totality occurred the sky went this blue majentta colour and the sun was replaced by this fuzzy white and red donut. Pity it only lasted 32 seconds. It was the most incredible experience I have ever had.

Anyone else want to comment.
06-03-2003 01:14 PM
GulfCoastAquarian That is eerie, indeed. What is amazing is how suddenly close and familiar the moon becomes, when compared to the sun.
06-03-2003 10:30 AM
aquaverde I saw one in the middle 60s, maybe 1966. My house was in the path of totality. At the beginning and end there were bands, waves of shadows that ran across the ground, all the birds shut up, dogs and animals hid, and it looked like you had sunglasses on during totality. The light was an unusual color, everything was too quiet. Weird.
06-03-2003 07:37 AM
rumples riot Hi there, just wondering how many of you have been in the path of totality during a total solar eclipse.

I did, went to Ceduna last year, which is in my neck of the woods, around 1000km away.

I have got to say if you get the chance to go and see one, do it, it will blow your mind away. I had all these expectations of what it would look like and it was so different that from that image, that I didn't talk for over three hours.

The little shot under my name is from that eclipse, and even that does not show it fully in all its glory.

Now I have to wait until 2006 in Lybia (Africa) as the one this year at Antarctica is booked out on the plane.

Anyway tell me what you think and I will leave you a shot I took.


Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome