Still Something in the Water?
by martin davis artist
How pleasant it is to read about someone else’s sense of incredulity at the enormity of astronomical event. Don’t feel so silly now but I always get excited by these things, I still gaze at a full moon as if for the first time! Thanks Graeme.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the solar eclipse in 1999. I’d been reminded of that experience by more recent events and felt it was something worth sharing.
In the post, I said I’d expand on it by explaining what happened this time – but I allowed life to get in the way and time slipped by. The 2015 eclipse has probably become a distant memory for most of you. Even so, when I’ve said I’ll do something, I do it… eventually.
When I realised another eclipse was on the way, I got excited – until I realised seeing totality would mean heading out into the North Atlantic. The advantage would be the abundance of water, but practically speaking, it was too far to go on a work day.
Thinking about the whirlpools (really, you need to read this first), I wondered whether to head for the…
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