Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Clouding My View
My iPhone beeped two days ago.
It was a reminder I keyed in from last year to alert me of today's event.
I was all excited yesterday to wake up this morning to witness a phenomenon... even though it is only a "10%" event. Nonetheless an important one because it happens only once in every 18 years and 11 days.
Alas, I woke up early this morning to a heavy rain. The sky was dark and the rain poured hard and relentlessly as I got ready and made my way to work... disappointed.
By 8:30AM, the local TV channel was already telecasting live broadcast all the way from China. The Total Solar Eclipse was already starting.
In the thunderous morning, I watched the live telecast for about 15 minutes while having my morning break with a group of friends. Singapore would have seen the maximum 10% partial eclipse at 9:30AM.
Instead, my most anticipated moment was clouded by dark skies and heavy rain with streaks of lightning.
It was left to the imagination until before lunch. A colleague forwarded an email from her friend who is stationed in China the images of the phenomenon that happened this morning.
It was fascinating just by looking at the images, but it would have been a spectacular experience to watch it live...
Well, now will look forward to see a Lunar Eclipse that will happen on 6th August 2009. Will it rain that night, or will puffy floats cloud my view then too?