Day 140



Teddy waits for the eclipse...








So I found out yesterday that there will be a gulf solar eclipse in the morning of the 15th. It would be an annular eclipse and would be the longest eclipse of the millennium.  The duration of the eclipse would last a bit more than 11 minutes and that it would be visible in Kuwait between 8:18 and 10:52am. The optimum, total eclipse would be at 9:31am. I waited for 2 hours and there was no visible sign of an eclipse! I saw no shadow, no dark spot in the sky, not even a moon anywhere near our sun. I was bummed, because it was a friday and I love my sleep and I was anticipating this moment which never came! Apparently it was very visible in some parts of India. Take a look:


9 comments:

A. Benghaith | January 16, 2010 at 2:15 AM

oh poor TB. i guess you went directly to sleep after not witnessing any sun eclipse. Well, it was worth the anticipation from your side at least : ">

AphRodiTe | January 16, 2010 at 2:55 AM

hrdluch Teddy :(
5erha b'3erha
mo law ray7 india a7san ??

BruTus | January 16, 2010 at 2:57 AM

Hard luck Teddy, It seems somebody "Gabbas" ;)
At least you had a tan session :P

Anonymous | January 16, 2010 at 9:45 AM

Wow! India did SEE the eclipse, didn't they! My friends in Cairo managed to take similar shots of it too...but nothing like that shot of the sun with the moon right in its center ...That one was just remarkable. Thanks Teddy!

ansam518 | January 16, 2010 at 10:32 AM

I got to see it at around 9:00ish :-D It was just at the bottom part. Nemo posted a picture about http://cute-nemo.blogspot.com/2010/01/kuwait-solar-eclipse-on-15th-of-january_15.html

Teddy B. | January 16, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Ansam you saw it??? How?? I was up from 8:30! Do we not share the same sun? :O

Nemo | January 16, 2010 at 3:14 PM

;(

Nemo | January 16, 2010 at 3:16 PM

the thing is ena you need to have the glasses, an xray or negatives (as Ansam suggested).

next year u'll catch it :)

Teddy B. | January 16, 2010 at 6:37 PM

I did. I had negative photo paper. I guess next year :)

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