Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Solar Eclipse Wednesday 3/29

I'm slow in talking about this, but there will be a full solar eclipse tomorrow. Course, no where around here. To see the totality, you'll have to be in parts of Brazil, Africa, and western Asia.

While reading about this, I found it interesting that the Astronauts on the ISS will see the moons shadow on the earth similar to this picture from a total solar eclipse of Sunday, Nov. 23, the Moon dropped an odd shadow on Antarctica. (assuming 2005).

What I didn't realized were some of the myths about solar eclipses.
One Indian paper advised pregnant women not to go outside during the eclipse to avoid having a blind baby or one with a cleft lip. Food cooked before the eclipse should be thrown out afterward because it will be impure and those who are holding a knife or ax during the eclipse will cut themselves, the Hindustan Times added.
So, if you have extra money to spare, maybe you'll want to fly to one of these spots, and take a look.
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