Solar Eclipse and Spring Equinox

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I had a great weekend here at Haremoon Cottage in County Mayo, all my lot came home as it was my birthday. Apart from lovely birthday cards, presents and cake I was given lessons in astronomy photography by my son.

Eclipse 200315

First lesson began Friday morning, and we were lucky there was some cloud breaks which revealed the partial eclipse of the Sun. The partial eclipse is caused by a shadow created by the Moon as it passes between the Earth and the Sun which began about 8.30am. The next solar eclipse is not due until 2026 so I have loads of time to learn how to take some decent Sun photography.

New Moon

This weekend we also had a new moon and the Spring Equinox where the sun crosses the celestial equator, and day and night are of equal length. The sun will now continue north of the equator until the summer…

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