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15-07-2012, 09:23 AM
If you were up early this morning I hope you enjoyed this view as much as I did.
I was up - There are a few shots taken over Wollongong Harbour on https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ncwhfe7uijkty0d/n6cRZiogN8?m
15-07-2012, 09:49 AM
Lovely shots. Some cloud rolled in near dawn so I decided to do a small animation just for fun. The link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXx6GT0xHOk
15-07-2012, 01:08 PM
nice images guys - it certainly was spectacular. I tried a wide angle shot, but it had none of the impact of the real thing.
15-07-2012, 02:30 PM
Agree with you completely. The naked eye view was stunning.
15-07-2012, 03:01 PM
I agree, Ray and Richard-absolutely stunning visually!
15-07-2012, 05:14 PM
Couldn't agree more, was visually spell-bounding. Starred at it for ages.
16-07-2012, 07:01 AM
Hi, great to see that you have also viewed this spectacle. This morning I woke up to view the conjunction of the waning crescent Moon and Venus, Jupiter,Alderbaran and Pleiades well I wasn't disappointed the sight that befell me was amazing. I haven't seen the planets this bright ever. Maybe it was because my eyes were dark adapted having just woken up I'm not sure but I'm glad I got up when I did around 5am.
I took some images but as you say they don't do the event justice with my FUJI 10pixel camera but I just had to record it somehow.
16-07-2012, 07:45 AM
Also got up this morning. What a great way to start the day!
16-07-2012, 08:30 AM
I had read about it last week and forgot till I walked out to go to work at 6:45. Wow, what an image to see as I walked down the front steps.
I even went back inside and got my wife to come see.(she was up)
Even she was impressed.
I love the YouTube Richard.
I was up this morning and busy again. These are my pick.
They were taken from just North of Belambi harbour this time.
OOh, nicely done Richard, :)
17-07-2012, 08:03 AM
Here is another image taken the same morning.
17-07-2012, 08:17 AM
Nice pics, lucky bugger with your no rain clouds
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