Solar Eclipse

@swirlz (3138)
Philippines
July 21, 2009 10:13pm CST
There was a solar eclipse today. It was said to start at 8:30am. My brother and I waited. We got out xray films to use for viewing. We were so excited, I even woke up my younger sister for it. But 8:30 came by and we didn't saw anything. I really thought it wouldn't be visible in our area. But around 9:00am we saw a small chip of the sun's circumference. hehe. We keep checking until it got bigger, but it never got bigger than 1/5 of the size of the sun, then it got smaller again. I tried to get pictures, but it doesn't show. How about you? Have you seen the eclipse today? Were you interested? Or maybe it wasn't available in your area?
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@youless (87667)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Jul 09
I am from Guangzhou. I witness it this morning. But here we could just see a part of it. I also tried to take photos for it, but it didn't work, too. Perhaps it needs a professional camera to catch this scene. I heard that the places in the area of Yangze River could see this full amazing scene. I love China
@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
Yeah. China could also experience the total eclipse right? Too bad it's not in your area. It would really be something to behold. I guess you're right, only a professional camera could catch the scene. Mine would show only after a lot of zoom, but the picture is already very blurry. You should try zooming yours, maybe it'll show.
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@agv0419 (3030)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
We witnessed the eclipse here in the Philippines but it is only partial. The last time that we have total eclipse here when I was a kid. When my sister goes out to see the sun and everyone of us goes out to observed the eclipse. In India they had total eclipse the moon really covers the sun. Many believes that this phenomenon is a bad luck like here in the Philippines they believe that there's a calamity or a turmoil going to happen.
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@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
Really? But even if there's no eclipse, there are still calamities happening. I think eclipses are a natural wonder.
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@AmbiePam (46956)
• United States
22 Jul 09
No, I didn't look for it. I heard something about it on television, but I guess I was blase about it. I shouldn't be. It would have been a wonderful thing to see in person. I remember years ago when we were told a comet was going to cross the sky and it would be visible. I got up at 4:30am and waited outside, watching the sky, and I did see it. It was beautiful.
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@AmbiePam (46956)
• United States
22 Jul 09
By the way, it is lovely to see you on mylot. I have not seen you around for a while.
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@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
Wow, a comet. Now that would really be something to behold. I wish I could see one. Anyway, thank you. It feels so nice that someone actually noticed. I had a long absence because we didn't have internet at home for quite a while. I'm now accessing the internet through our computer here at the office. hehe.
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@AmbiePam (46956)
• United States
23 Jul 09
I definitely noticed. And I'm glad you can access the internet at your office. I hope to see more discussions from you soon.
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@pjsr18 (340)
• Philippines
24 Jul 09
Too bad, I wasnt able to witness the eclipse. I woke up early but it's not that visible in our place. Here in the Philippines, its just a partial solar eclipse. I wish I was in country that experienced total solar eclipse. I want to witness that great phenomena. Too bad that I failed to witness the longest solar eclipse in history.
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@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
24 Jul 09
Yeah, I wish I could view a total eclipse as well.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
hahahah really swirlz? you waited for it? i read about it in the web! but then i was not sure when it would appear here in the Philippines hahahaha it would have been nice waiting for it with the kids. but i did not expect it to be clear here in the Philippines, the news says its much clearer in India and some parts of Asia. darn.. why did you not text me? lol
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@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
24 Jul 09
Haha, I didn't have any load, I'm sorry. Well, it didn't totally darken, and if you haven't known about the eclipse, you wouldn't have noticed. It was only visible through a film. But when you do use the film, it's really obvious. Anyway, if ever there's another eclipse again, I'll make sure to text you.
@defcon505 (921)
• United States
23 Jul 09
The eclipse did excite but I never went to watch it.
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@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
Why didn't you went to watch? Were you busy that time?
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
I heard of the said eclipse. I was very interested about it but i never got the chance to see it. Besides I was at work and inside the office yesterday so still no chance to witness it. Sad.. :(
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@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
Oh that's too bad. I was absent half a day from work just because of it.
@gotohk (28)
• China
23 Jul 09
I am very excited and I saw Solar Eclipse yesterday
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@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
That's great. Did you enjoy it? Was it a total solar eclipse, or only a partial?
@gotohk (28)
• China
23 Jul 09
I am very excited and I saw the day eating yesterday
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@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
Yeah, it did seem like the sun was being eaten. hehe. We even joked to our niece(around 5 years old) that the sun was being bitten by a rat. hehe.
• Pakistan
22 Jul 09
ugh i missed it, too bad! I was sleeping :( seen it on the news though, partial eclipse was visible here in Pakistan. sight worth seeing .. it surely was.
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@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
Yeah, here in the Philippines it was also only a partial, but it was still something to behold. Too bad you missed it.
@greenline (14865)
• Canada
22 Jul 09
No, I didn't see it. But, I read about it in the newspapers, and on the internet websites. There were reports on the TV too. Very exciting indeed. The reports mentioned about people in India and Bangladesh, some crying, some rejoicing. This happens once in a very long long time.
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@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
Yeah, they experienced the total eclipse. That's rare to chance upon. They are very lucky.
@korki4 (264)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
I didn't get to see it beacuse i didn't know what time it would happen and i kinda just forgot about it today even though i really wanted to see one..
@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
Oh that's too bad. I've heard about it from the news. There's still more eclipses to come anyway. You'll get your chance.
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
I didn't see the eclipse myself, I just watched it on television. I'm still aasleep by the time it happenned. I ddn't even know there is such happenings today.
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@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
Yeah, they have shown it on television, and it's even better because it's clearer.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
hi swirlz!^^ i learned about the eclipse too late. but i did notice that around 9-10 in the morning, it was a little gloomy. i thought it was only cloudy and the weather is not good since its been raining for a few days now. i went outside again at 11am hoping to catch the eclipse but there was nothing to see. it's ended already.
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@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
Oh that's too bad. Yeah, we were expecting a rainy (or atleast cloudy) day today because of weather reports, but it is sunny here today. It was in the news last night. If it weren't I wouldn't have known it too. hehe. Maybe you'll catch the next eclipse.