Yes, we were ready. We had safety viewing glasses, tripod, x-ray films. We thought this rare even should not be missed by our camera…
IIM Ahmedabad Stargazers Club arranged for public viewing from 6 in the morning. However, we reached half an hour earlier to fix our equipments. The weather was pleasant and it looked absolutely refreshing.. we had no idea of the clouds as it was dark. The sunrise time was yet to be reached but as soon as we fixed our equipments, it started drizzling. We found there was a huge layer of clouds as soon as there was some light. We wished that it will fade away, giving us just a glimpse of the eclipse, but it did not..
But these clouds did not seem to go away..
But still we hoped… everyone..
And tried to look beyond clouds 😛
But finally went away….
Very good day indeed. Once in a lifetime 🙂
Well… if you have also missed this total solar eclipse due to rains or any other reason… here is some good news. If you want to travel you can witness many solar eclipses in near future… Here are those few in near future..
- July 11, 2010: Cruise to Tahiti or watch from Easter Island, Chile, or Argentina
- November 13, 2012: Visible from north central Australia to the Great Barrier Reef
- March 9, 2016: Crosses Indonesia—Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, and Halmahera
- August 21, 2017: Sweeps a 70-mile-wide path across the United States, moving across Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina
So.. mark your calendars.. and book a trip.. Good Luck next time 🙂
Here is a map taken from exploratorium.edu… for your visual satisfaction 😛