Friday, August 08, 2008

08.08.08 Sky Watch: Solar eclipse in Vienna

Last Friday (the first day of August) I witnessed in Vienna a partial solar eclipse. A great natural event, in the awsome Viennese scenery. Professional sky watchers quickly gathered in Heldenplatz, with telescopes and all, to enjoy the eclipse at the best. Now it's your turn to see this!
Happy Friday! (PS: nice date today, 08.08.08...)

32 comments:

  1. so many sky watchers! very nice!

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  2. WOnderful! beautiful views of the city and the sky.

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  3. That is a great shot. Not something easy to capture, and you did very well.

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  4. What a great post. Eclipses are always a little bit scary too I think, the way the light changes at a time that is not quite 'natural'.

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  5. Heldenplatz. I love the sound of that. Thanks for the peek at the eclipse. It looks like everyone was having a fabulous time.

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  6. Well, that's something you don't see on skywatch very often! Glad you captured this and posted it for us!

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  7. Cool, you manage to watch the solar eclipse. Been a long time since the eclipse pass our direction. Nice photo for SWF and have a nice weekend.

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  8. A very nice collage of the eclipse event in your area. Excellent Sky Watch!

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  9. great SWF photos! I love the contrast of those viewing and the view!

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  10. ohh...we haven't seen the eclipse around here. but thanks for the photos you shared, I was able to have a glimpse it.

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  11. love the pic. vibrant colors. happy 08.08.08 day to you lara.

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  12. I didn't see the eclipse in France, it was better seen northwart I think. And I suppose that the sky was grey

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  13. It eas fun to try, but I found it was easier said than done!

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  14. Nic to see all the people wtching sky, clouds,sun and the moon.

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  15. Hope you took care of your eyes! Lovely pictures, as usual Lara!

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  16. Hi Lara! 2008.08.08 is a very special day for Blogtrotter. So, before I start commemorating, let me just tell you how much I appreciate your comments on my blogs! Thanks a lot!
    Amazing pictures of the eclipse!
    Have to get back to that MQ!
    Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

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  17. good shoots have nice weekend

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  18. Gosh, I wish I caught the eclipse as well.
    I'm happy for you being able to view it :)

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  19. Looks like a great time was had by all...

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  20. A great collage of skywatchers and I nice shot of the eclipse - nicely done! Happy SWF and hope you come and see mine here: dlyn

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  21. nice collage...

    this is so beautiful....

    Check out the night sky of mumbai here

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  22. What a wonderful collage. Not only did you capture the eclipse itself beautifully but the experience of the event.

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  23. I've seen one solar and one lunar eclipse. They are indeed wondrous to behold! Thanks for sharing this one!

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  24. Amazing, very nice!!

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  25. Nice. I love eclipses.

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  26. So cool! And you got such a great picture of the event!

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  27. Great post and very interesting, Lara! It really wasn't easy to take such a photo. Well done job, indeed!

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  28. You really captured the excitement of the eclipse! And the eclipse is wonderful!

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  29. I would love to have seen this eclipse, but I live in the other hemisphere! (Australia)

    Great pics!

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