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Eclipse from Mazatlan

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We are setup and awaiting first contact.

My friends Gord Rife and Gerry Bourque are set up with me and another friend (Andre Sirois) does not have equipment setup.
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Re: Eclipse from Mazatlan

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The weather is looking good Brian :hamster:

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Well past 1st contact using cell phone and eclipse glasses


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We are watching the Live NASA feed from Mazatlan :hamster: whilst I do the ironing ;)

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good Brian, I envy you a lot but three years go by quickly 😉
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:hamster: :hamster: :hamster: it was lovely Brian :hamster:

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Some thin cirrus at totality but worth every second ;)
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Some thin cirrus at totality but still an amazing view!!!

Cell phone isn't much for quality capture :lol:
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Did you not have your DSLR with you?


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Yes I was taking images with it but won't have the pics downloaded for a while.

The cell gave a quick snap to share.

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OK you are excused :)


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:lol:


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Watching the eclipse live on NASA webcast. So jealous of everyone there. Glad you got to see it Brian.

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Hi Brian,

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WooHoo!! Congrats Brian. I know that was beautiful.


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Congrats Brian! I think those cirrus clouds were along the entire path! I’ll get to my shots tomorrow which those high clouds messed with the corona shots but there were some pretty good extensions from what I could see!


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Very nice images, Brian. Glad you could experience totally in such a beautiful place.

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Delighted you all got to see it Brian.
It really is a wonderful to share with others.


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Thanks everyone for your comments and feedback....much appreciated.

As the day progressed after the end of the eclipse, the cloud cover got thicker but had a bit of break in the west at su set. The sunset was specular and seemed to linger for a long time. Thus is one of the shots I got on the cell phone:
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We are flying home today and leaving perfect skies behind :shock:

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That was a beautiful sunset!!


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Glad you had success! I look forward to seeing your final pix.

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