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My memory of the 11th August 1999 Total Solar Eclipse


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About this observation
Peter Anderson
Time of observation
05/11/2018 - 14:00
Solar Eclipse
Observing location
near Bitche close to the French-German Border
standard camera
not relevant
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Just before and Just after totality on 11th August 1999. (At totality despite being near local midday, it was so dark that I could not see my feet on the grass.)

At first it was just heavy cloud. A little before totally we were parked in and couldn't move. It began drizzling and all the instruments, mushroom like, started sprouting umbrellas. 

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