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Offline Nomis Elfactem

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GRAVITY Solar Eclipse Chase - 2015
« on: 01:15:21, 17 January, 2015 »


GRAVITY Solar Eclipse Chase 2015

As you may (or may not) know on the morning of  Friday 20th March 2015 there is going to be a solar eclipse.  The line of totality goes up the North Atlantic, crossing the Faeroe Isles and then up to Svalbard in Norway.

Sadly,  these places are a little bit bit out of the way and cold in March, however, the good news is that because it is happening reasonably early in the morning the lunar shadow is unusually long.  What this means for us here in the UK is that even in the South East of England there will be 83% of the sun covered and up in Northern Scotland 95% of the sun will be eclipsed.

Your mission, should you wish to accept it,  is to rendezvous, with transport and imaging kit, at a suitable location to be decided nearer the time subject to cloud cover (it's predicted that there is probably only a 25% chance of there being clear skies in the Faroe Isles) - then the chase is on.

Details to follow............. watch this space!
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Re: GRAVITY Solar Eclipse Chase - 2015
« Reply #1 on: 13:26:27, 17 January, 2015 »
 :thumbup:
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Re: GRAVITY Solar Eclipse Chase - 2015
« Reply #2 on: 17:08:32, 18 January, 2015 »
I'm really looking forward to getting together for this, lets hope the cloud gods have a lie-in on the 20th  :happy:
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Re: GRAVITY Solar Eclipse Chase - 2015
« Reply #3 on: 18:59:34, 18 January, 2015 »
I've put an order in with them so finger crossed.  Somewhere will be clear !!

S.
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Re: GRAVITY Solar Eclipse Chase - 2015
« Reply #4 on: 17:55:44, 06 February, 2015 »
I'm in. Shallow Grange, anybody? :)
no official Peak Star Party this year, sorry!

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Re: GRAVITY Solar Eclipse Chase - 2015
« Reply #5 on: 18:14:39, 06 February, 2015 »
Shallow Grange would be the last place to expect clear skies. We are working on the basis that we have to decide at the very last moment and take somewhere by surprise before the cloud gets there.

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Re: GRAVITY Solar Eclipse Chase - 2015
« Reply #6 on: 18:23:07, 06 February, 2015 »
It's OK though, because the light from the quarries makes up for not being able to see anything...
no official Peak Star Party this year, sorry!

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Re: GRAVITY Solar Eclipse Chase - 2015
« Reply #7 on: 18:40:24, 06 February, 2015 »
 :harhar:
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Re: GRAVITY Solar Eclipse Chase - 2015
« Reply #8 on: 18:52:09, 06 February, 2015 »
It's OK though, because the light from the quarries makes up for not being able to see anything...
Hi James,
If nothing else, you certainly have not lost your sense of humour   :D

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Re: GRAVITY Solar Eclipse Chase - 2015
« Reply #9 on: 08:26:16, 08 February, 2015 »
I've found a great place to  see the eclipse! 'Sunny Harrogate' where the sun always shines:)
If anyone's around this area I'm looking at Thursday evening ( hopefully clear) out on the North Yorkshire high peaks and then stay out all night and watch the eclipse at altitude and hopefully some pics too.
I can provide coffee plus shots!
Let me know if anyone's interested.

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Re: GRAVITY Solar Eclipse Chase - 2015
« Reply #10 on: 09:58:40, 08 February, 2015 »
Do you have anywhere in particular in mind ?  If you can let us know the location we can put it on the "hit list"  :thumbup:

My experience of the North York's "peak" though, is one of a lot of cloud (I originate from Wensleydale  ;))

S.
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Re: GRAVITY Solar Eclipse Chase - 2015
« Reply #11 on: 22:05:59, 15 March, 2015 »
Not long to go  8) looking at the long range forecast it appears to be a mixed week ahead  :baby: possibly that West is Best for Friday  :nerd: keep them fingers crossed

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Re: GRAVITY Solar Eclipse Chase - 2015
« Reply #12 on: 09:11:42, 16 March, 2015 »
Yeap, saw  the Countryfile forecast last night that mentioned the eclipse and south Wales / South West is currently looking best. If that's the case people are welcome here Thursday evening / night to use as a base. S.
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Re: GRAVITY Solar Eclipse Chase - 2015
« Reply #13 on: 22:07:55, 17 March, 2015 »
PARTY at Si's  :rofl:

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Re: GRAVITY Solar Eclipse Chase - 2015
« Reply #14 on: 22:33:55, 17 March, 2015 »
 :harhar:  then up at 4am?    :no:
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