This (on 15th Jan) was supposed to be the longest annular solar eclipse for the millennium. It was phenomenal. There’s nothing quite like looking at it.
I happened to get one of those glasses that help you look at the sun and I was perched on the terrace, gazing upward at the sun. Unlike what they showed on the TV, the moon didn’t really move so fast. It was so slow that the movement wasn’t really perceptible. Well here in Chennai it wasn’t a total annular eclipse, it was more like a really tiny crisp crescent of light. But that was enough to keep the day bright and normal-like. Well, as normal as it could get for an eclipse day (I just learnt that there are so many superstitions circling eclipses. Like you shouldn’t eat during an eclipse and that you should take a bath once the eclipse is over.)
Anyway, here’s a picture from my grandparents’ place where they experienced a total annular eclipse. It shows the sun(and moon) throwing the shadows on their house.
Besides that, currently, my life revolves around sitting with books. Blame it on the forthcoming semester exams. But I also read Anne of the Green Gables during these study hols. Waaaay frikkin’ brilliant book. *Loves it*