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Black Sunrise Over India

07/21/2009 7:44 AM

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The event begins at the crack of dawn on Wednesday, July 22nd, in the Gulf of Khambhat just east of India. Morning fishermen will experience a sunrise like nothing they've ever seen before. Rising out of the waves in place of the usual sun will be an inky-black hole surrounded by pale streamers splayed across the sky. Sea birds will stop squawking, unsure if the day is beginning or not, as a strange shadow pushes back the dawn and stirs up a breeze of unaccustomed chill.....

more........ http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2009/20jul_longestsolareclipse.htm?list851047

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07/21/2009 7:46 AM

Wow, really cool. The picture looks like something out of a sci-fi movie.

Thanks for sharing.

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07/21/2009 7:56 AM

If I didn't know any better I think the vision of a black rising sun would rattle my cage.......

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07/22/2009 2:03 AM

Monsoon clouds are blanketing most of South India. Sunrise is sensed more by the clock. Missing an event badly. It is partial at 13 degree North anyway.

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07/22/2009 2:19 AM

RED MOON RISE OVER INDIA!!

Many thanks for your picture.Basically, I believe black is inauspicious and so I have converted it to a REDMOONRISE.Hope you like the artwork.

By the way, what are those objects in the foreground??

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07/22/2009 7:00 AM

That was a similar event that occured in the Antarctic.

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07/24/2009 3:32 AM

We astronomers consider the New Moon day an auspicious day and do not consider black as inauspicious. (In fact we consider all days equally good... auspicios and inauspicious are superstitions)

WE need to come out of these superstitions.

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07/21/2009 7:54 AM

Might've let me know a couple of days ago - I could've got on me bike!

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07/21/2009 7:58 AM

You'd never get past the Druids...........

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07/22/2009 12:39 AM

Hi...

The solar eclispe began at about 0630 hrs in India when the moon's shadow touched land near Surat on the West Coast of India. This morning was cloudy on the west coast and nothing much could be made out standing on the ground. This shadow raced across the plains of Northern India before entering China. This shadowey arc will shortly end itself in a few minutes from now somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.

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07/22/2009 7:50 AM

Drat!..I was hoping some photos of the event would be posted here..........oh well.........next time

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07/22/2009 8:28 AM

Hi...its some quickies this time 'cause i do not want to dissapoint you

sadhus watching the eclispe in Allahabad (India)

Totality at Varanasi (Benaras)

A flight landing at Delhi airport & i live in the landind area.

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07/22/2009 8:38 AM

Excellent photos. Please post more if you can obtain others. Thank you for posting these!

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Great photos, but I think maybe you should have credited the source and/or the photographers.

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07/24/2009 2:57 AM

Thank you Mr.Anil Tiwari for the valuable pictures. Each one is a telling example of good photo journalism. Please keep up the good work.

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07/22/2009 8:03 AM

From Mumbai:- It was dark even at 6-30 AM.Cloudy sky. My time for morning walk and feeding Parrots and Pigeons on parapet wall of my 4th floor balcony. None turned up due to darkness otherwise they make lot of noise if I don't feed them by this time. By 7 AM it was brighter but sun was still covered by monsoon clouds.

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07/23/2009 2:36 AM

I was too north to see full eclipse.

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07/24/2009 3:10 AM

Thank you Mr.Rakesh Semwal for the illustration.

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07/24/2009 7:42 AM

Did anyone notice the effect it had on the animals?

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07/24/2009 8:22 AM

Please refer to my comment No.10, Birds were sleeping due to darkness. Same for animals.

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07/24/2009 8:44 AM

Thanks Suresh (I did read it). Some many years ago I was in the penumbra of an eclipse that occured over New Brunswick, Canada. The area I was in was largely forest and farms. As the light began to wane I noticed that the birds began their evening song. Cattle lay down and at the moment the penumbra closed in all became very quiet. My dog became quite agitated and was very much 'on guard'.

A few minutes later the reverse occured..........with much barking from dogs.

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07/27/2009 4:48 AM

I am serious amateur astronomer. In that capacity, I am very much curious about the effect of TSE on birds and animals.

But, I defer on this matter with you Suresh. To conclude that birds were sleeping etc., we need to observe the normal behaviour of birds and animals over many more normal days and compare the behavious with the behaviour on solar eclipse day.

In 1995, Bombay Natural history Society (BNHS) tried to study so at Bharatpur Bird's Sanctuary and could really conclude anything specifically. They only found that few birds who normally come out of their abode during night, tried to peep out. (BNHS is world recognised organisation active in the field of birds)

People say that birds started flying back to their nest. But for making this comment, we need to know the location of their nest. This needs observation of a week or so, which very few people like BNHS do.

Recently I was in the totality belt, where a flock of Egrets was very near to us. But we could not see any different behaviour of the flock.

The serious bird watchers who did such serious observation need to comment.

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07/27/2009 7:41 AM

Hi...i am copying from my earlier post!

This july/2009 eclipse did not inspire much. In fact the weather and timing in India disappointed many. Early morning hours are not the best of times for a total eclispe..

I had witnessed totality during the 1980 eclipse. That time the total darkness took place in the early afternoon in South India. The day was bright and as the sun's light started to dim at around 1430hrs the birds came to roost in their nest, the dogs and other animals were sulking in a confused state. Before totality we witnessed the shadow bands in the air. It was a superb natural phenomenon. These bands used to flow forward & back in the direction of the wind. They give a scary feeling and with a small swirl in the air the bands used to just snake around. This phenomenon is not for the weak hearted.

Of course, the diamond rings etc was all there to see. We all saw the stars in the afternoon sky. After, the eclipse ended the crows started crowing loudly as if complaining that they had been fooled by the sun. All the dogs too started barking in unison and running here and there in confusion. For us all it was end of the game and time to go have some coffee.

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How did you behave DUCK during totality?

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I became a Buddhist..............

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