Wednesday, July 22, 2009

And the Demon dragon swallowed the Sun!

Millions in India and China were in awe at the longest solar eclipse of the 21st century! All this occurred today. And from here, we were able to see a partial solar eclipse from between 8.23am to 9.48am.

Though, i didn't get to see it since i was on the way to work and had no proper equipment to look at the sun without burning off my corneas.

It's interesting to read about superstitions and fables that an eclipse happens when a dragon-demon swallows the sun, while its rays then can harm unborn children.

A total solar eclipse is seen in Varanasi, India, Wednesday, July 22, 2009. The longest solar eclipse of the 21st century pitched a swath of Asia from India to China into near darkness Wednesday as millions gathered to watch the phenomenon. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

Anyway, i was reminded of the TV series Heroes when i heard about news on this eclipse. About how individuals got their abilities... which has something to do with this natural phenomena.

So, can i now fly? No.
Teleport from one place to another? No.
Read minds? No.
Shoot electricity from my palms? No.

I guess i'm stuck with my abilities as a lame duck. Melissa D can attest to that. *sigh*

Anyway, i suppose the next solar eclipse can be seen on Jan 15, 2010, March 9, 2016 and Dec 26, 2019! Keep those dates free, ya?!

Love & Peace!~



Anonymous said...

Bernard, correction. The choirboys were part of the proposal. I had them hide in the bushes to wait for my signal before pouncing out singing. Poor Angeline was so in shock, she forgot to say "Yes" to me.


BlurChu? said...

I see. But nonetheless, she didn't object the proposal, right?

And why post this comment on a different entry?