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Paul Clapham
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Did anybody watch the eclipse of the Sun today?
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No, but I'm already looking forward to the one in 2017 that will go RIGHT OVER MY HOUSE


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Christophe Verré
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I'm looking at a different Eclipse everyday
Yesterday's eclipse, no nothing. It was raining.


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Jesper de Jong
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It wasn't visible here in the Netherlands ofcourse. There was something about it on the news, in a city in China where it was heavily clouded and raining, so people didn't see it, but ofcourse it went dark for a few minutes.

I did see the solar eclipse of August 11, 1999. We especially went to northern France to see it. It was spectacular. When I get a chance to see one again sometime, I might travel there to see it. There's going to be one on July 11, 2010 but it's going to be in a remote place, Easter Island. That's too far away for me...

Have any of our Indian ranchers seen yesterday's solar eclipse?


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Maneesh Godbole
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Not a chance. It was raining
However, there was a special flight was scheduled, so the lucky few could watch the eclipse from the sky! I saw the photos in my newspaper. Trying to find if they are online.

Here you go


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Jhakda Velu
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I saw it on TV, it was clouded here in Bangalore( 6:24 AM is a bit too early for me ) .
I also heard that some people were taken on an aircraft by Cox and Kings to watch the eclipse.

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nah! I was having my beauty sleep.
It was around 90% in Lucknow(India).
Christophe Verré
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We especially went to northern France to see it.

I was still in France at that time, so I saw it too.
Jesper de Jong
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Here is how the eclipse looked from a satellite: a black shadow on the Earth.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=39520

Deepak Bala
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Wow I cant believe no one said this yet

I see the eclipse everyday !


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Vikas Kapoor
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Deepak Bala wrote:Wow I cant believe no one said this yet

I see the eclipse everyday !

Christophe Verré wrote:I'm looking at a different Eclipse everyday
Yesterday's eclipse, no nothing. It was raining.
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Was snoring in my sleep
Deepak Bala
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Vishal Pandya wrote:
Deepak Bala wrote:Wow I cant believe no one said this yet

I see the eclipse everyday !

Christophe Verré wrote:I'm looking at a different Eclipse everyday
Yesterday's eclipse, no nothing. It was raining.


Ah rats. Missed it as I scanned through. Damn you Satou !
Devaka Cooray
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Looking forward for the next annular solar eclipse in January, 2010; Sri Lanka.



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Jesper de Jong
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That will be interesting Devaka, but a total eclipse is more spectacular than an annual eclipse; it won't get completely dark with an annular eclipse. Still, cool to witness such an event.
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Yes Jesper, but then I have to live for another 60 years, till 11 April, 2070 to observe a total eclipse here in Sri Lanka.
Jesper de Jong
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I will be 98 years old on 11 April 2070, if I'm still alive then...
Maneesh Godbole
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Heh!
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