Monday, March 27, 2006

Annual Total Solar eclipse

Yeah a news on daily news paper caught my eyes that .. today is annual solar eclipse. Hmm i got myself prepared for that ..

What is an eclipse of the Sun? What causes eclipses and why? How often do eclipses happen and when is the next eclipse of the Sun? No these are not the concern of my blog .. :D no worry ...

I heard a lot of myth and rituals on solar eclipse ...

"In ancient China, the solar and lunar eclipses were regarded as heavenly signs that foretell the future of the Emperor; predicting eclipses were of high importance for the state. Over four millenniums ago, two Chinese astrologers were murdered as they failed to predict a solar eclipse.

The ancient Chinese believed that solar eclipses occur when a legendary celestial dragon devours the Sun. They also believed that this dragon attacks the Moon during lunar eclipses. In the Chinese language, the term for eclipse was "chih" which also means "to eat". One ancient Chinese solar eclipse record describes a solar eclipse as "the Sun has been eaten".

It was a tradition in ancient China to bang drums and pots and make loud noise during eclipses to frighten that dragon away. Even more recently, in the nineteenth century, the Chinese navy fired its cannons during a lunar eclipse to scare the dragon that was eating the Moon."

Now what we believed :

Yeah when i was school boy mom said that today is "solar eclipse, dont go outside, the whole day will be darken and never look to the sky directly ".. and my grand mother starve for the whole day . we dont know why ? "

Then at a certain period we learned that on the day of solar eclipse look at the sun through the x-ray film .. or negative film etc.

Today when I saw the news .. I also got prepared to do so ..

But .. this is 5 pm .. the scorcching heat is increasing enormously rather than being dim .. whole day i spent without power supply .. my ips decided itself that it wont give me back up any more .. i became so help less .. so went to the roof to watch the solar eclipse .. but nothign was seen .. why ?? :(

Did u see guyz ??


At 6:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm....but afsoos :( !!!

At 10:40 PM, Blogger Shakia said...

it was cloudy today... but I remember some summers ago... it was joss... specially when the sun is stronger in scandinavian counties... it was just joss.. almost like a movie...

At 10:40 PM, Blogger Shakia said...

how was your trip? any dirt on who did wht?

At 11:13 PM, Anonymous Rizu said...

mmm... guess i've been way too busy coping with the eclipse that is hunting my own life so kinda had no idea what the sun have been up to lately.. pity me :|

At 1:46 AM, Blogger dipu_1&only said...

@shakia may be i missed the joss thing .. anyway the trip was awesome (!) among them u know only tareq. and he was in mental pressure in the tour .. ;D ask him . i dont know why ?
@rizu never worry man !!

@anon. whoever is this anon. thanks for dropping by .. :D

At 12:01 PM, Blogger dipu_1&only said...

hey guyz ! the newspaper today says that the eclipse will be tomorrow from 5:15:12 to 5:19:30

so enjoy it !

At 10:34 PM, Blogger Shakia said...

did you see it??! hmm it was cloudy here... :(

At 12:18 AM, Blogger Paddle said...

Umm..I have always been afraid of the solar eclipses bc I have been taught since elementary school that if u look to hard into it ..ur eyes will "pop"--not literally.. and u may get blind...
That always freaked me out..hah

At 11:56 PM, Blogger dipu_1&only said...

i couldn`t it was not that much clear here ..

and fami .. cross ur finger and pray that the eyes will not pop then look at the eclipse .. [of course through the film protector ] :D


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