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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Sunrise, Sunset...

...but no eclipse.....  I've been watching BBC TV's Stargazing Live programmes this week.  So yes I knew all about today's eclipse of the sun by the moon AND it was at a reasonable time (around 9am), but I didn't get myself set up to watch/film it.  So you will have to look here for photos (or on the BBC website above).

There was, however, a beautiful sunrise and cloud effect (see above), followed by a lovely sunset (see below). At this time of year I can take the sunrise AND sunset out of the same window.  Today sunrise was at 0904 in Orkney, and sunset was at 1526. But s-l-o-w-l-y the days will lengthen now. Yippee!!


  1. You have some absolutely gorgeous sun patterns there, lady.

  2. Here on the North East Coast US was a most wonderful opportunity to see in the clear sky this great event of the moon getting a shadow from the Earth!

  3. Hi, You live on a lovely island. I'm a Scot but live in northern Sweden, a few hundred miles South of the Polar Circle. We, too, have exceptionally beautiful sunrises and sunsets - and minus 40 with huge snowfalls! It is notable that the daylight hours increase from here on until in March we have more hours of light than the South of England - always seems to surprise our friends down there!