Solar ecilpse over the Ganges- WOW
Jun 28, 2009
Jan 06, 2010
At five o clock we rose from our sleep! All excited, we almost ran upstairs to the rooftop to where a small crowd had gathered- brazilian girl, two english girls, an australian girl called brook, a few ozzie lads, a nerdy american and the staff of the guesthouse! The American brought flat pieces of tinted metal or glass so we could stare directly at the sun! It was beginning to rise! It was cloudy and we were set up for a disappointment! Luckily though by the time the sun was high in the sky the clouds had drifted by. Slowly the moon cast a shadow over the top of the sun and we all watched in awe. Finally it had covered almost the whole surface of the sun! For a second the last briliant ray almost burst out of the sun and made the shape of a diamond ring. The city plunged into darkness! A huge cheer rose from below us by the ganges! We couldnt help but cheer along! It was utterly amazing!! The darkness lasted for about three minutes! I've never seen anything so overwhelming! I loved it! As you'll see when you see my dementedly excited face in the photos! Will post from better internet cafe!