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Eclipse in Asia – July 22nd 2009


Seen from Manila


from Beijing

and eclipse in Afghanistan…..

eclipse in afghanistan outpost

Combat Operation outpost McClain in Logar – Afghanistan

from :

“People in Asia have seen the longest total solar eclipse this century, with large areas of India and China plunged into darkness.

Amateur stargazers and scientists travelled far to see the eclipse, which lasted six minutes and 39 seconds at its maximum point.

The eclipse could first be seen early on Wednesday in eastern India.

It then moved east across India, Nepal, Burma, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Japan and the Pacific.

The eclipse first became total over India at 0053GMT, and was last visible from land at Nikumaroro Island in the South Pacific nation of Kiribati. It ended at 0418GMT.

Elsewhere, a partial eclipse was visible across much of Asia”

Any one remember the August 11th 1999 eclipse ? I was in Sheepy Magna in Leicestershire in those days and it was very memorable.  Everything goes quiet, the birds stop  singing and the temperature drops. Reminds me how dependant on the sun we are for our life and very existence.

July 22, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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