Bjelkeman's travel notes

Travels with the cloud in my pocket.

Solar eclipse

Yours truly checking out the solar eclipse with special glasses borrowed from the next door hotel staff.

On the 15 January 2010 there was a solar eclipse in southern India. It turns out this is an event which is considered something one should avoid in this part of India. So lots of people were staying indoors, which decreased the traffic in the area to quite manageable levels.

When you have a solar eclipse you can see the light from the sun as it passes through small holes actually make a small picture of the eclipse itself. So all the half-moon shapes are the sun partially covered by the moon. Every tree had hundreds of these shapes in the partial shadow.

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