Category Archives: Eclipses

Solar Eclipse 11th August 1999 Report: Andrew & Ann Bate (Tresco, Isles of Scilly)

  Tresco is the second largest of the Scilly Isles. No cars are to be found on the few roads Tresco has. It is either bicycle or walk: from one end to the other it is less than two miles. Getting to the scillies involves either a two hour boat trip or a twenty minute […] Continue Reading »

Solar Eclipse 11th August 1999 Report: Yvonne West (Penzance, Cornwall)

Thick black clouds covered the sky, suddenly it poured down. In the pub I heard the TV saying that first contact had been made at this point I thought that all was lost. Luckily the rain subsided, and a cold breeze blew up around 11.05am, then very quickly at 11.11am it went dark as night. […] Continue Reading »

Solar Eclipse 11th August 1999 Report: Robert Simpson (Penzance, Cornwall)

On the 10th August 1999 a group of 10 members of the LAS went on an expedition to Penzance to see the solar eclipse, the last one of the millennium. We met at the Ship & Mitre, where we had a meal before taking a mini bus to Manchester to get the train down South. […] Continue Reading »

Solar Eclipse 11th August 1999 Report: David Owen (Penzance, Cornwall)

Despite not seeing the solar eclipse due to cloud, I was impressed by the sudden darkness for just 2 minutes. It was worth travelling 12 hours there and 12 hours for the return journey to see the eclipse even though it was cloudy, I hope the next one will be better. Continue Reading »

Solar Eclipse 11th August 1999 Report: Dot Maline (Penzance, Cornwall)

I wouldn’t have missed the eclipse at Penzance for the world even after travelling 12 hours there and back. The atmosphere was electric at totality and with the complete darkness, an unearthly feeling passed over me. It would have been marvellous if the clouds had disappeared, but I am sure that I would not have […] Continue Reading »

Solar Eclipse 11th August 1999 Report: Colm Jackson (Penzance, Cornwall)

Even though we didn’t see the sun, I don’t think I would swap this eclipse for the real shebang. I will hopefully get to see the full blown thing someday in another part of the world. It was a very surreal experience. You could almost touch the cloud. I felt we where at the beginning […] Continue Reading »

Solar Eclipse 11th August 1999 Report: Elaine Corry (Turkey)

Eclipse From Turkey As Viewed by A Non-Astronomer Elaine Corry Eclipse day dawned bright and early as we went to breakfast at 0500 hours accompanied by the broadcast chant of the muezzin calling the faithful to prayer. Remembering to pick up our lunchboxes (more about them later) we excitedly piled aboard our coaches at 6 […] Continue Reading »

Gerard Gilligan’s Total Solar Eclipse 1999 Observations

Eclipse 1999 Observations by Gerard Gilligan From Altmunster, Salzkammergut Region, Austria   All Images taken with Pentax K 1000 SLR Camera, fitted with 500mm f8 Canton Lens. Partial phases taken using Mylar filter. Film used was Kodak Elite, 400 ASA slide film. All Images are © Gerard Gilligan With Thanks to Tony Williams Continue Reading »