I hope most of you managed to get to see the eclipse today. Unfortunately I didn’t as I am back in the Middle East for a few weeks, although interestingly here the sun was eclipsed today by a storm cloud!
I was reading a couple of days ago that the power companies in Germany were expecting huge problems because of the eclipse. It seems that Germany’s decision to go nuclear free means that a fair chunk of our power is now solar sourced, and they were worried that the disappearance of the sun would create a huge lull in power availability meaning they would have to crank up the dirty old fossil fuelled plants temporarily.
Did anyone get affected at all?