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Partial eclipse of the sun confuses Lyme seagulls

No, it's not the moon. It's the partial eclipse of the sun as viewed at 09.07 a.m. on March 20th 2015.

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These shots were taken looking over Lyme Bay on a grey and murky morning. However, those conditions allowed stargazers to look directly at the sun because it was, most of the time, completely covered by cloud and was only spotted when the cloud thinned out.

Even though most of the action went on behind the clouds, the light was greatly diminished and the large flock of seagulls that are regularly flying around the beach and seafront were all on the sand wondering what was happening. None were in the air. They all faced the same direction as a strange silence fell over the area. But twenty minutes later, even though we couldn't see much sun, the light came back and the seagulls took off and carried on their patrol.

Wonderful scenes above Lyme Regis harbour where Harry May Boat Trips will be starting their Lyme Regis mackerel fishing trips and Lyme Regis deep sea fishing trips very soon.


Published on 20/03/2015.

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