Peter Mount (
Sat, 28 Aug 1999 11:32:36 +0100

On Thu, 26 Aug 1999, JAY RESPLER wrote:

Hi Jay, I must try to get back on irc some time...

> Just got back from the eclipse. With 587 emails waiting, it will take a little
> while to respond to each of them.

You were lucky, I had over 4500 when I got back :-)

>  I was on ship off the sw coast of UK. Weather overcast and raining. About 1
> hour before totality, ship started sailing west. A minute before totality, while
> still raining, someone yelled look! There, through the rain and clouds, was a
> tiny sliver of sun.  Totality started, rain stopped, and most of totality was
> partially visible though swift moving clouds. A minute after totality ended, it
> became completely overcast again and the sun was not seen anymore.  Talk about
> amazing timing.

Due to passport problems, I ended up going to Cornwall (sw coast of the UK).
There it was overcast before and during totality (although the experience was
still something to witness), but it became broken enough to see the partial
eclipse after totality.

I have the pictures on my web site:


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