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Old 26-12-2019, 08:36 AM
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Boxing Day partial solar eclipse for northern Australia

We miss out on the annular eclipse today, 26 Dec 2019, but FWIW a partial solar eclipse will be visible from the northern half of Australia late this afternoon. Darwin will be best-placed, monsoon clouds allowing!
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEplot...2019Dec26A.GIF

Greatest eclipse at 05:17:36 UT - work out your local times. Hope everyone had a great Christmas Day, bring on the cricket!

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Old 27-12-2019, 07:30 AM
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Hi Rob,

Im here up in Darwin and loved hearing that we may get a chance to this this phenomenon.
Thankfully many years ago i brought 2 pairs of eclipse viewing glasses from this site, so managed to get a great view.
Im a super rookie when it came to try and get a photo but I managed to get a fair few.
very unusual to be able to see the sun this time of year as the monsoon has usually set in, but not a cloud in the sky yesterday...

Also I am wondering if any of you know where I can purchase some pretty good quality viewing glasses, mine are a tad old with a few scratches.

Im going to link a few of my shots on google photos so hopefully it'll work.

I Just used my phone through the viewing glasses, Ha!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1PougMJA7YYQQskd9

Please let me know if these dont work.
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Old 27-12-2019, 11:36 PM
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Hey, glad you got to see it Joshua and thanks for linking the photos! Nice work by very simple means!

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Also I am wondering if any of you know where I can purchase some pretty good quality viewing glasses, mine are a tad old with a few scratches.
Most astronomy retailers (eg Andrews Communications) sell them and most have online ordering. Look for Eclipse Glasses/Shades. They're very cheap - chuck your old ones if they've got scratches, no good risking your eyesight!

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