Saturday, August 2, 2008

On the day of the solar eclipse

Yesterday , 1 Aug 2008, occurred the total solar eclipse.According to the NASA ,the eclipse began in Canada and extended across northern Greenland, the Arctic, central Russia, Mongolia, and China. A partial eclipse was seen in northeastern North America, most of Europe and Asia.

It was said that a partial solar eclipse would be seen in Nepal too starting at 4:22 pm (NST) until 6:13 pm( about 1 hour and 51 minutes). So even I was very excited to view the eclipsed sky . I waited till the previously declared time .The sky was clear during the afternoon but later was full of clouds which hindered me to view the proper scenario .However I could see the sky darkening (unlike as usual) .I then captured those moments(though it did not look too great) in my n95 mobile.

It was during the afternoon before the eclipse started , the sky was quite clear and not much cloudy .
From my place the sky looked like this during the eclipse. it turned darker but was a bit cloudier than the afternoon.
Though I could see no signs of sun , the sky continued getting darker and darker .

I took this picture at around 5:55 pm when the eclipse was quite near to the end .

6 comments:

coolingstar9 said...

Bikran,
It is really exciting to view the eclipsed sky .
Through your photos that you had presented here, I can see the change that the sky was clear initially and changed to darker and darker.
It is fun to view the nature like this, I really enjoy your photos.
Because of your efforts, I can have more photos to see in future, have a great life, best wishes from coolingstar9

Liam said...

It's a shame that the sky clouded over so much, but nevertheless; the lighting is quite unusual. I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it; very atmospheric.

Summer said...

I'm so glad you took those and shared with us! I'm in the southeastern United States and didn't remember to even watch on the web.

coolingstar9 said...

Bikran,
My friend, a blogging award is given to you, please take it from my site, thanks.
Have a nice day.

Bikran said...

@coolingstar9 : yeah even i liked the view of the sky getting darker though i could not view the real eclipse due to the clouds . but something is better than nothing rite . thanks for your comment and thanks for the award too .i was honored .

@Liam : yeah the clouds played the villain . but however atleast few changes were seen.though i was not very happy as i waited so long just to view the eclipse .however that is fine . thank you for dropping your words .

@summer : My pleasure summer .thank you for dropping by . ya i wanted to capture that moment but the clouds did not let me but anyways something could be seen .

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