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November 24, 2003

Eclipse

It was a dark day in McMurdo.

Well, part of it was.


[Photo compliments of Nelia, taken through dark film.]

The part where the sun was mostly obscured by the moon.


[Bill checks out the sky.]

The eclipse began at 11:06 AM on Monday, November 24, 2003 local (our) time, and peaked at 12:08, which is about when the photo above was taken. Lunch here is from 11-1, quite convenient for eclipse viewing. More interesting than viewing the eclipse was viewing the viewers. More amusing, anyway. Who are these strange people?


[Outside McMurdo General Hospital. Photo compliments of Nelia.]


[Photo compliments of Nelia.]


[The door to the galley.]

Posted by beth at November 24, 2003 5:47 PM

Comments

Wow! Love the first picture! Thank you for sharing your adventures, and in such an entertaining way! I really enjoy visiting your web site - the stories and the photos are just excellent. You certainly inherited your mom's creativity.

Posted by: Kathy Schmitz at December 4, 2003 2:36 AM

you are reunited with bill and nelia! - was amused by the last picture of people taking pictures of people watching the eclipse. did anyone take a picture of you taking this picture? - and thanks for the compliment, kathy!

Posted by: wilma - mother of beth at December 4, 2003 5:56 AM

Stranded here in Iowa, thinking of a ways to enjoy the weather. Ah , to be taking pictures of a large percentage of the populace, underdressed and outside.

Posted by: spot at December 23, 2003 10:50 PM

Stranded here in Iowa, thinking of a ways to enjoy the weather. Ah , to be taking pictures of a large percentage of the populace, underdressed and outside.

Posted by: spot at December 23, 2003 10:50 PM