Reader “gravelinspector” travels the world as a geologist, working (I gather) on oil rigs. Right now he’s on a ship in the Gulf of Guinea, and has a post on his website, Rock Sniffer’s Scribbles, about watching and photographing the eclipse. Here’s one of the pictures (click to enlarge):
Reader Sara sent me a photo of the eclipse in which the eclipse isn’t really visible, but something else of interest is:
This picture is photographically underwhelming, but I thought you might enjoy it. I went out on my balcony this morning to see if I could catch a bit of the eclipse – I live in Montreal, so the partial phase of the eclipse was to be visible from sunrise at 6:37 ET until about 7:12. Of course I couldn’t see anything of note given my tiny amateur camera, not to mention the ribbon of cloud on the horizon. But it was still a pretty sunrise.
After a while, I noticed that my neighbour’s cat was watching me from the window with great curiosity. Unless he was also hoping to see the eclipse?