We’ve been hearing about the solar eclipse on the news the past few days, about how exciting it is and that one shouldn’t miss seeing it.
This morning though, we woke up to a blanket of fog over Bos and I thought to myself “I guess that means we won’t get to see the eclipse then”. The husband took little T to school and as I settled on the couch to watch the news, he came in and said “Why are you watching the eclipse on TV and not outside?” I grabbed my camera and managed to take this photo, before quickly looking away.
The eclipse played peek-a-boo as we drove away to meet a friend and of course there were also people outside armed with their camera, looking up at the sky.
There it is again, looking ghostly against the grey clouds and winter trees.
While everywhere around us was still enveloped in a foggy blanket. It didn’t really feel like there was an eclipse happening, it looked more like an ordinary winter day in England.
It was an eerie sight and I kept expecting the car to mysteriously stop, but of course nothing uncanny happened.
And then that was it, the eclipse was over.
At the school run this afternoon, I was talking to one of the mums and she mentioned that she was disappointed and thought “Was that it?” It did feel a bit anticlimactic, but I guess we were lucky to see bits of hit here in Cornwall. A friend who lives in Worthing didn’t see anything at all, while of course for those who live at the Shetland islands had a great view of the eclipse. You can go to the BBC website to see amazing videos and photos of the 2015 solar eclipse. Yes, it did happen, so my #wotw is eclipse.