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WAITING FOR The 20th of March 2015

aprilapril ModeratorPosts: 10,044 mod
edited March 2015 in The weather
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  • aryarchiaryarchi Posts: 864 ✭✭✭
    What's going to happen on 20th of march?
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,044 mod
    Something important for the earth and especially for me, @aryarchi .
  • aryarchiaryarchi Posts: 864 ✭✭✭
    Really?! You don't want to tell me about it or shall I search about it on internet?
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,751 mod
    Is it your birthday @april? Mine is a couple of days later, so I'm truly a spring baby! :)
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,044 mod
    edited March 2015
    It's Solar Eclipse! :)
    It fascinates me always.
    What about you, @aryarchi, @mheredge, anybody?
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 5,744 mod
    edited March 2015
    It's very interesting @april. If you follow the link beneath, you can find extra information, like an animated map to show you where exactly you can see the eclipse. There's also a small video available to show you precisely what will happen and photos of former eclipses that provide links to more information. http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2015-march-20
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,044 mod
    I know the link, @Frank . (and a lot of another links, because I'm quite obsessed by this kind of phenomenes. :) )
    I hope the weather will allow me to follow the eclipse in Antwerp (it's only a partial eclipse for Europe).
    Amsterdam or Brussels will be a better place to watch.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,751 mod
    I like the feeling that summer is on it's way @april, but I doubt I'll remember to keep an eye out for the eclipse.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @april solar eclipse considered demon in many parts of Asia. Isn't it!
  • zahirzahir Posts: 32 ✭✭
    @Frank , the animation is very awesome. Thank you @april , I can know about it for your post.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,044 mod
    @mheredge, my eclipse glasses are ready. :)
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,044 mod
    Yes, some superstitions, @bubbli .
    Do you know the comic "Tintin in Peru"?
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,044 mod
    @zahir, will you be able to watch the eclipse from where you live?
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,009 mod
    The today`s newspaper reports about the upcoming event on 20. 3. I will have to purchase a pair of special glasses. @april
  • zahirzahir Posts: 32 ✭✭
    I can not able to watch that @april as I'm from south Asian country Bangladesh. I gave you thanks as I knew it from you.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @april not exactly!
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,044 mod
    edited March 2015
    @zahir, if I may correct your sentence: (honestly, it won't be a perfect sentence as a native speaker will say, though)
    " I am not able to watch that as I live in South Asia: Bangladesh.
    Thank you because your story has informed me about it."


    You know, @zahir, next year on March 16 there will be total solar eclipse in Asia
    Then it's your turn to watch, maybe, a partial solar eclipse in Bangladesh.

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    @zahir, if I may correct your sentence: (Honestly, it won't be as perfect as a native speaker might make it.)
    " I will not be able to watch that as I live in South Asia: Bangladesh, but thank you anyway, because your story has informed me about it."

    You know, @zahir, next year on March 16 there will be a total solar eclipse in Asia
    Then it's your turn to watch, there may be, a partial solar eclipse in Bangladesh.

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  • zakaria_dandouni1zakaria_dandouni1 Posts: 531 ✭✭✭✭
    nice I'll try to keep an eye on the event
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,044 mod
    Still two weeks to go and if I'm lucky I'll see the sun smiling at me.



    Friday, 20 March at 10:37 am
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,751 mod
    I'll be back in Kathmandu by 20 March so will listen out for news about this here @april.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Its my niece's birthday on 20th so special day for me. :)
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,044 mod
    Nice @bubbli :)
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 5,744 mod
    Do you wear special glasses when you watch the eclipse @april? I ones watched an eclipse trough a CD. People said that's a good alternative, but actually it was not such a success.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,044 mod
    I have special glasses, @Frank and I won't advise any other alternative.
    Even wearing eclipse glasses, I'm still worried for my eyes.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,751 mod
    I never like the idea to looking at the sun @april. What do you mean @Frank, by watching through a CD? Is that the same as watching it online, live?
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I have seen people using X-rays to watch eclipse but I think its harmful for the eyes.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,044 mod
    I agree, @bubbli .
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,044 mod
    I think, Frank means that they use a CD as a filter.
    A bit strange, honestly.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,044 mod
    Still ten days to go!
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 5,744 mod
    edited March 2015
    april said:

    I think, Frank means that they use a CD as a filter.
    A bit strange, honestly.

    Me, or the CD @april?

    It's looking through the material of the CD indeed @mheredge; not something digitally. I'd read or heard this tip and when the eclipse was due I was at work, where there were no special spectacles available. However this is not a good advise.
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