Stunning image of the Annular Eclipse May 2012

I saw this image taken by Colleen Pinski a few weeks ago following the Annular eclipse in May 2012 across Asia and North America. This picture of the eclipsed sun setting is one of the most stunning eclipse images I have ever seen. There is not much for me to say about it – it […]

August 12, 2012 0 comment
Awesome research

A recent article on awe published in Psychological Science by three American business school researchers has been making the rounds of online magazines and blogs this weekend. In this experimental study, the researchers explored the impact of awe by either eliciting memories of experiences of awe, or by creating awe using images. They found that […]

July 22, 2012 1 Comment
A four year drought

  The countdown is on until the next total eclipse – 13/14 November. Only 126 days to go! It has been some time since I actually saw my last total eclipse. The last one was on July 11, 2010 over Polynesia, Chile and Argentina. I had to miss that one due to my partner Geordie […]

July 10, 2012 0 comment
Live feeds and zzzzz

I stayed up last night watching the webcasts for the annular eclipse, which commenced at around 11.30pm local time in Belfast. I was certainly not alone – I noted that many of the feeds had audiences of hundreds of thousands of people, all eagerly awaiting a glimpse of totality. Those poor Panasonic guys up on […]

May 21, 2012 0 comment
10 hours to go until the annular eclipse

In just over ten hours, the annular eclipse of 2012 will begin at sunrise in China. The shadow of the moon will make it’s way across the earth, across the pacific and over the western part of North America until sunset in Texas. I plan to watch the event on live webcasts – something that […]

May 20, 2012 0 comment
My first blog…and on missing the Annular eclipse TOMORROW

I have finally taken the plunge and created my website. I’m not known for my technical abilities, so I am hoping that you will be forgiving especially in the first few months of this site. The timing of my website going live is a little disappointing – I have been working all weekend in a […]

May 19, 2012 0 comment