SOCIAL GROUP SOLAR ECLIPSE

 

 

UK SOLAR ECLIPSE
20 MARCH 2015

APPROACH TO BRENTOR

BRENTOR MORNING SUNSHINE

VIEW TO THE CHURCH

THE CHURCH AT BRENTOR

PATH

BRENTOR CHURCH

WALL

INSIDE BRENTOR CHURCH

DOOR

TREE

GATHERING

TREES GRASS MIST

TREE MURKY

WAITING

WEIRD SKIES

WATCHING

RIDGE

PHOTOGRAPHER

ECLIPSE

ECLIPSE

ECLIPSE

ECLIPSE

PEOPLE WATCHING ECLIPSE

MOON ECLIPSE

SOLAR ECLIPSE - GREY SKIES

ECLIPSE

NEAR TOTAL ECLIPSE

ECLIPSED

THE ELCIPSE - CHEERY SMILE

GREY COUPLE

CRAG

NICE PEOPLE

DEVON ECLIPSE

ECLIPSE DARK BRENTOR DEVON

GREY ECLIPSE DARTMOOR

STUNNING

GROUP LOOKING

GROUP

CULLENDER GIRLS

Soon after, it was back to bright sunshine and blue skies…

BLUE SKIES AFTERWARDS

 

St Michael de Rupe
(St Michael of the Rock)
13th Century
Parish Church of Brentor
Near Tavistock & Mary Tavy
West of Dartmoor National Park
Devon, England, UK

Brentor is a unique example of a carboniferous basaltic volcano.
Separate to the main granite mass of Dartmoor National Park.
A weathered down remnant of very tough rock.
Left over from a long since extinct volcano.

An eclipse of the Sun occurs when the Earth’s Moon passes directly in front of the Sun.

The Sun is approximately 400 times further away than the Moon, but being much more massive, looks the same size. Anyone else think it peculiar that the Moon is almost exactly the right size and distance to precisely block out the Sun?

On 20 March 2015, skies had been clear. At 8am there was blue sky overhead, with mist clearing from the valleys. The eclipse effect lasted 8.20am – 10.20am. When the solar eclipse occured, most of the sunlight was blocked out, making the temperature drop. As it grew bitterly cold, the early mists returned, making everything eerie and strange.

People across Britain stopped whatever they were doing to experience this natural wonder. Here at Brentor, quite a crowd gathered to observe the spectacle, and there was a lot of cameraderie and good will, making this a very special occasion.

This solar eclipse on 20 March 2015 was approximately a 90% eclipse. We previously saw a total eclipse here in Devon in 1999.

SOLAR ECLIPSE – BRENTOR, DEVON

~ Andrew Haglington B.A. Environmental Studies

 

UK SOLAR ECLIPSE
20 MARCH 2015

 

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