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« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2015, 10:57:23 AM »

A noticeable, well-timed, Gridwatch spike on Pumped hydro,
and,
a bulge on Hydro.

Well done the National Grid,
engineering & experience topping ignorance & the senseless spread of despair.
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« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2015, 10:59:01 AM »

come back  MOON !!! ,   Sun  now feeding the batt  at 11:00 with 2000 watt , what a nightmare  hysteria


Anyone has a DC Aircondition handy , as a Dump ?
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« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2015, 11:30:50 AM »

Come back sun!!!! pishing with rain here now  Cry

We did get a glimpse or two in the end through gaps in the cloud.



Even the 'post lady' was impressed  Cool



looked a lot better though the welding mask than the camera right enough but there was a steady breeze throughout. Dunno why that surprised me, I guess it was because the last one I saw was total and it went deathly quiet.
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« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2015, 11:38:11 AM »

Hay up, ...that post lady has my blasted Am.azon packet that has gone missing here.

Please do send her this way please Paul........ Grin
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« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2015, 11:47:12 AM »

Guess what just arrived...?

That Post lady/person must have super human powers, one minute I ask, the next its here.  extrahappy


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« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2015, 11:53:12 AM »

^
Sunny Island instruction manual.
(Except the German call centre mis-understood,
and,
it is in all the EU languages, except English & French!).
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« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2015, 11:57:38 AM »

 Grin 

i will not translate   hysteria
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« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2015, 12:05:49 PM »

Very cloudy here  but  the sun started to become visible near the end of the eclipse.




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« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2015, 12:40:21 PM »

Lovely picture DH  genuflect
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« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2015, 01:06:12 PM »

Our PV  stopped for about 10 mins,
                         And then slowly crept back up into the dump load and our turbine is doing the business once again.
  I watched the Norwegian version live and that was very dramatic. The Norwegian eclipse was a total blackout for a good 60 seconds.
  We hardly had anything that was different from a bad thunderstorm.
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« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2015, 07:36:21 PM »

Eclipse in Plymouth!


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« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2015, 08:24:19 PM »

Murphy's law in action, sun perfectly eclipsed for four days now by grey cloud, then an hour after the real eclipse.....................the effing clouds part and we get a beautiful afternoon fume fume

Dagnabbit!!

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« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2015, 12:04:36 AM »

I must have good eclipse-weather-luck, 'cos not only was it crystal clear here for the duration (a rarity in these parts) - even the con-trails of the passing airliners dissipated in seconds, but it was clear where I was working during the last partial eclipse (1999?)


Mind you, I don't have the same luck with mountains; I've been to Darjeeling 3 times and still haven't seen the Kanchenjunga Mtns, and went to a place (forget the name) near the foot of Mt Kilamanjaro and didn't see it at all  Angry ; and by all accounts, it's pretty hard to miss.
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« Reply #43 on: March 21, 2015, 06:28:44 AM »

Funny how much difference a few miles makes, darling wife, her of the welding mask and postie jacket headed off to work at 9:30ish. She arrived home at 5:30 raving about the stunning beauty of it all and how spectacular it was as she drove the ten miles into work  banghead
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« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2015, 08:55:44 PM »

Murphy's law in action, sun perfectly eclipsed for four days now by grey cloud, then an hour after the real eclipse.....................the effing clouds part and we get a beautiful afternoon fume fume

Dagnabbit!!

Desp


Murphy's done well this time fume  this last new moon on saturday the sky was widely as clear as a bell  fume

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