Singapore’s January 15th, 2010 Eclipse

I was looking forward to this solar eclipse.  I’ve never even seen one before and even though this wasn’t going to be a full solar eclipse it would still have been a first for me.

Somehow, I managed to let it slip my mind, and at 4:20 I found myself staring at my computer screen, scanning Twitter.  Then I was making a mad scramble for my camera and I ran outside to try to get a photo or a video of the eclipse.

Unfortunately, there was nothing but clouds.  It was a bit cooler out than usual.  It was also a bit darker than usual.  Well, not even that really.  It wasn’t much darker than on a normal cloudy day.  I took a photo of where the sun appeared to be with my camera.  Unfortunately, my camera and Ubuntu don’t want to play nice together, so later I snapped this picture of the cloudy sky with my iPhone to share.

Mobile Photo 15-Jan-2010 PM 05 10 57

It seems like every time there’s an eclipse, Singapore has cloudy weather that prevents me from enjoying it.  The last eclipse I tried to view was a lunar eclipse and it was cloudy that night as well.  Downfall of a tropical climate I guess!

Hopefully I’ll get to see one sometime soon.

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