Monday, January 26, 2009

'RING OF FIRE' (ANNULAR ECLIPSE) ~ IF DREAMS CAME TRUE






~ 'RING OF FIRE' ~ A DREAM
(Moon over Hubbard Lake sunset)
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'The first solar eclipse of 2009 occurs on January 26th 2009. This eclipse is termed as annular eclipse as it forms a ring shape. The annular eclipse will be visible from a wide track that traverses the Indian Ocean and western Indonesia. A partial eclipse will be seen within the much larger path of the Moon’s shadow, which includes the southern third of Africa, Madagascar, Australia except Tasmania, southeast India, Southeast Asia and Indonesia."

~ techdreams




19 comments:

Marie-Monique said...

merci pour votre message. Votre blog est passionnant...

jodi said...

I love watching eclipses, though we haven't had a solar one here for a few years now. Lunar eclipses fascinate me too. Any excuse to stare up into the sky is a good one, isn't it?

Roses and Lilacs said...

I didn't know we were having an eclipse today. Our weather-casters usually mention that stuff. Oh well, it's so cloudy here we won't see it.
Marnie

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

That picture just jumped right off my google reader and I had to see what it was all about!

Sounds exciting and very interesting. It also seems like we, in the US, won't get to experience this event, if I read your post correctly. That part is just plain SAD:(

But it's great that you've gotten the word out, there are lot's of people from other parts of the world who blog;)

marmee said...

wow that would be a magnificant sight. we are star and moon watchers.

joey said...

So impressed with your beautiful work, I'm honored by your visit, Marie-Monique. Thank you.

I'm with you, jodi ~ as a child, I've always held a fascination for the heavens and truly wished to be an astronomer. Once in college, the PhD and thought of a doctoral thesis dampered my enthusiasm :)

Don't worry, Marnie! Even if it was a clear evening, this eclipse will only be visible over the Indian Ocean and western Indonesia ... this photo is only a hopeful dream (a true sunset at the lake with my moon, an overlay).

joey said...

It is sad :( , Jan, that we will not be able to see this marvelous heavenly event. But we can pretend!

Join in the astromony club, Marmee ~ I do believe there are MANY moon & star lovers.

Gail said...

Exciting times over the Indian Ocean! Wouldn't it be fun to be in a ship a and watching it? gail

Philip Bewley said...

I have read that people who experience a solar eclipe are greatly moved. There are those who travel all the world to see them. Thanks for sharing this great information. I most amazing night sky I have experienced for stargazing was in North East California in Lassen national park. With no light pollution, the night sky is humbling. There are so many stars it makes your heart ache.
Philip

joey said...

Yes indeed, Gail, tonight should be glorious!

Sounds like you're a beloved stargazer also, Philip! When at the lake in northern Michigan, we are most fortunate to see the night sky without light pollution also ... and as you well said ... humbling, exactly how I feel including the heart ache.

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

We love the moon and stars. With almost no outdoor lighting allowed in our rural neighborhood (no street lights, outdoor lights keep below 75 watts), we have a great view of the stars on a clear night. Before we built our house, the university astronomy club used our meadow for stargazing.

Cameron

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

Hi Joey

I've visited timeanddate.com before but techdreams is new to me. I remember back in the UK we had a solar eclipse. I think it was in '99, might have been '98. It was kind of strange. I not sure where else was affected. I know some of NW Europe was. You must have had it somewhere in the states.

That'sa great pic you've posted there.

Rose said...

Amazing photo, Joey! I saw the mention of the eclipse in the news, but then realized we wouldn't be able to see it in the Northern Hemisphere. I usually miss these celestial phenomena, so I was disappointed that for once I knew about one, but then wouldn't be able to see it.

beckie said...

Joey, your picture is stunning! How lovely the eclipse would have been. Hope you are staying warm.

joey said...

I'm not surprised that you are also a moon & star lover, Cameron! Here at home (Detroit northern suburb), we are surrounded by heartbreaking light pollution but our cottage is truly a heavenly place, especially in August and awesome winter nights.

Thank you, Rob. It was fun creating a 'dream' eclipse with my sun & moon photos.

It would have been a wonderous site, Rose. Perhaps someday :) It was fun pretending ...

joey said...

Thanks dear Beckie ~ perhaps we'll get to see a 'real' eclipse on the island :)

~PakKaramu~ said...

Pak Karamu visiting you

inadvertent farmer said...

Oh I find eclipses so much fun! I can't wait...maybe all of them won't be covered by rain and clouds this year, sigh

joey said...

A 'ring of friendship' surrounds you, PakKaramu!

A beautiful thought, Kim ~ Perhaps, just perhaps ... sigh!