Solar eclipse in Edinburgh 2015

This weekend I travelled down to Edinburgh for a conference. Luckily, Steven came down with me so we got to spend the weekend in the lovely capital. On Friday we woke up early in the morning to chase the sunrise with the hope to see the solar eclipse.
Solar eclipse in Edinburgh 2015
Solar eclipse in Edinburgh 2015
After we realised that it would only be visible around 9.30am we rushed to one of our favourite places, the cafe Kilimanjaro, in 104 Nicolson Street. As per usual-and since we were famished-Steven had a classic English breakfast and I had a lovely cheese scone with my coffee.
Solar eclipse in Edinburgh 2015
Solar eclipse in Edinburgh 2015
Solar eclipse in Edinburgh 2015
Full with energy, we headed back to Arthur’s Seat to watch the eclipse and boy was it a unique experience!
Solar eclipse in Edinburgh 2015
The moment of the eclipse clouds over floated the sky but it turned out to be a good thing as it didnt make our eyes hurt and it was easier to notice the eclipse this way.
Solar eclipse in Edinburgh 2015
The sky was grey and the sun looked like the moon at nights. The darkness lasted for a minute or so and then the sky colours quickly changed into the pink, pastel colours before a sunset. We were mesmerized and kept taking pictures to capture the unique moment.
Solar eclipse in Edinburgh 2015
Soon after the light filled again the atmosphere, the clouds disappeared and we made our way back to the University.What a lovely thing to experience!

Was the eclipse visible from your city?

Love,
Anastasia

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