have u seen solar eclipse?

China
July 24, 2009 2:18am CST
the solar eclipse on the morning of July 22, 2009, was considered as the longest solar eclipse in 500 years. but what a pity, here in shenzhen is not the most perfect place to watch. some of my friends and classmates along the changjiang river had watched it so proudly and beautifully. what's worse to me, i didnt watch it that day, only felt the day suddenly became darker in the morning when in the office. and see nothing when i went to the window. how abt u, have u seen it? or have u seen a solar eclipse in the past years? hmm, i guess it must be a very wonderful moment.
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• India
24 Jul 09
Missed it coz it was very cloudy early in the morning and it was raining but i saw it later on TV.
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• China
24 Jul 09
cloudy and rainy? here sunny in the morning. and suddenly become dark,hehe tks for respond.
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• Philippines
24 Jul 09
oh really?i do not know my friend that last july 22 there a solar eclipse. i saw before a solar eclipse ,i see the sun is half cut.then we will see clearly if we are using a sunglasses.
• China
25 Jul 09
it doesnt matter,lol...cause u have seen one.
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
yes ive seen one ,i was saw also solar eclipse longtime ago.i think since 1988 when i was working in cagayan de oro city.
@youless (81440)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Jul 09
I am from Guangzhou. It is nearby your city. So we experienced the same. We couldn't see the full solar eclipse here. But at least we could see a part of it and that's OK. This is my first time to see the solar eclipse. I love China
• China
24 Jul 09
hi, youless u'r very luckily. i think i should have seen it, but ... what a great pity. just to wait for the next time. well, youless, a u chinese? tks.
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@youless (81440)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Jul 09
Yes, I am a Chinese
• China
30 Jul 09
I didn't watch it with my naked eyes in the office, I watched on the internet, it is incredible,amazing. the day was darked outside about five minutes. Most of my co-workers watched it outside, I felt pity because i was busy at that time, so i just stayed my office and watched it on the internet.
• China
31 Jul 09
hi, Jason_uec we are the same.but dont miss the another chance no matter how busy again, , ok? i'll do my best to do it.
@tundeemma (896)
• South Africa
25 Jul 09
i did see it while i was in my country last year and that was when it moved across some parts of africa, now it is moving somewhere else and i know that it takes a generation have such wonderful experiences, i do believe it is a rare occurence and one should count himself priviledged to have witnessed such occassion.
• China
29 Jul 09
if so, i do have missed a great occasion to witness the wonderful and rare occurence.
@Ruby722 (798)
• China
25 Jul 09
Hi there Oh yes.I have seen it..And i took many beautiful picture .It's really azaming day memorable day i think.The day is my twenty birthday the best gift the god give to me haha.I am live in Wenzhou i can see most of eclipse and i am really satify.I love China.Have a good day Chinese friend.
• China
25 Jul 09
wow, Ruby, u'r really a great lucky and beautiful girl. congratulations. God has doted on u so much, just to be thankful always. happy mylotting.
@ruby1459 (2603)
• United States
25 Jul 09
No I haven't....and I wish I could see it someday! I am originally from Japan and my friends were talking about it lots. Some said they couldn't see because of the weather and some said they caught a part of it :) Yes, I agree that it must be a wonderful moment!!
• China
25 Jul 09
u'll have another chance. but only this time, it's really a very special and perfect one.hehe...
@Basil2004 (105)
24 Jul 09
I did watch one briefly a few years ago on a very cloudy day. As it was dull and not particularly warm I made the mistake of looking directly at the sun. Immediately I was forced to turn away very quickly due to the unexpected glare. I will never ever try that again!
• China
25 Jul 09
Basil2004, u'r so funny. maybe next time, u can use some tools, such as the safety glass, etc.hehe..
• France
24 Jul 09
The chance is very rare, but it was rainning in Anhui province which the most perfect place to watch. I think i missed a wondelful moment!
• China
25 Jul 09
wow, it's really a great pity. well, glad to find another fellow countryman here, JunjunZhang, tks for ur kind respond. happy mylotting.
@jaisundar (216)
24 Jul 09
I have seen solar eclipse only in television. In india i don't think its that visible like other countries. If at all it was visible, my parent's never allowed me to see it.
• China
25 Jul 09
it's enough u've seen it, though in the television. well, jaisundar, why ur parents dont let u watch if there is one?
• China
24 Jul 09
Yes, I have seen it in Tianjin China. I say, it is really very wonderful.
• China
25 Jul 09
hmm, congratulations. my dear fellow countryman. wink...
• Philippines
24 Jul 09
I've seen that eclipse and I was just frustrated. Imagine that the longest eclipse to happen was just a very minor eclipse in my place. I was only able to see a part of the moon in the sun. However, when I was younger, when the total solar eclipse happened at the southern part of our country, I was able to see it.
• China
25 Jul 09
jaypeemanuel, maybe casue the weather not good there then, so u havent seen it perfectly. but dont regret, at least u have seen it, and also have seen a beautiful one in the past. i even havent seen any one until now. what a great pity to me, isnt it?
@jinyan69 (124)
• China
24 Jul 09
i'm not luck that day,because i must work for patient.they need me than the solar eclipse.but i don't regret for it .i think if i saved a patient that day more than i saw the solar eclipse.
• China
25 Jul 09
hi, jinyan69 i appreciate ur spirit very much. u'r a great doctor. tks for ur dedication to human beings.
@haiershen (1084)
• China
24 Jul 09
i lived at dongguan city which is not the most perfect place to watch the solar eclipse,all of us come out of the office to watch it at 9:30,though we can't see the whole, but we have see the part of the solar eclipse,it is very happy,because it is very rarely to see than other people.that's ok for me.after forwards,i had saw the whole picture which was send by my friends who come from hangzhou city,this is one of the beautiful picture i even see!good luck and have a nice day.
• China
25 Jul 09
hello, haiershen, we are very near. i once worked in liaobu, dongguan, in a korean-invested enterprise. hehe... well, i think maybe u can share ur perfect pic here, have u uploaded it? i uploaded one that my classmate sent to me,lol...
@kmaram (2535)
• Philippines
24 Jul 09
Hi there, well i dont see the solar eclipse here in our place. And beside here in the Philippines we just see partial solar eclipse unlike in other Asian countries. Its so sad that we dont experience the full solar eclipse i think i had seen this when i was elementary dont really sure but as far as i remembered the place was became darkness and they said its solar eclipse, anyway keep on mylotting.
• China
24 Jul 09
hi, kmaram dont regret, the full solar eclipse will come to u next time, wink... u'r right. we can prove sth that we couldnt believe when in the childhood when we grow up, the nature is really so magical.hehe...
@sumanadep (1230)
• India
24 Jul 09
Unfortunately even I could not watch it....it could have been seen from my area but at that time the sky was too cloudy and we could not watch it.....I satisfied my self by seeing it on the news channel on TV.... we really missed a beautiful moment....
• China
24 Jul 09
really so. well, we shall thank the photographer and TVproducer for their dedication. it was them who help hold the beautiful moment for us.hehe...
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
24 Jul 09
hello yolanda, you're lucky you had the chance to witness the eclipse, evenif it wasn't perfect. So many, like myself, didn't have the opportunity. Have a nice weekend.
• China
24 Jul 09
dont worry, mipen, u'll have the chance next time. just catch it when it comes, wink...
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@hsofyan (3452)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
24 Jul 09
I lived in Indonesia. Several times I witnessed the sun eclipse, the total eclipse and partial eclipse. Hopefully later on July 22,2009, I can see the solar eclipse from my home. Is this total lunar eclipse?
• China
24 Jul 09
hi, hsofyan this time is solar eclipse. i think the solar eclipse is different from the lunar eclipse. refer to the solar eclipse, it means the moom is between the earth and sun, and it blocks the sunlight from the sun to the earth. while the lunar eclipse, it means the earth between the sun and moon, the shadow of the earth just ward off the sunlight from the sun to the moon. i hope i have explained clearly, lol...
@aschip (166)
• India
28 Jul 09
I stay in Pune, here we were not able to see the full solar eclipse, but on that day it was very cloudy and raining all the time, so couldnt catch anything at all ! :( Saw a lot of videos of it on youtube and got loads of pictures as well :)
• Philippines
25 Jul 09
I have seen the Solar eclipse by the time i watch CNN and they started reporting about this eclipse, i quickly took a shade and back outside,look up and see the sun. but it was just the part of it because it was no longer complete. i made a discussion about that if you check mine. have a great day.