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Old 21st July 2009, 16:42   #16
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I have a silly question to ask,

If people were flying within india that morning is there a possibility that they can be seeing this in the flight?
On the contrary, this is quite an interesting question : if we were to fly from west to east (over north-central India), then we would be able to see the eclipse out the right-side window, towards the front (the sun would be almost straight ahead but slightly towards the right ! ), and we would be able to view the eclipse for a longer time than someone on the ground. Anybody going to try this ?

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Old 21st July 2009, 17:09   #17
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If you have 79000rs to spare here it is
The Hindu News Update Service

So Spitfire. its not a joke, its true.
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Old 21st July 2009, 17:20   #18
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If the flightpath crosses the eclipse, and your window faces the sun, why not?
The window shades should also be up at the same time.
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Old 21st July 2009, 17:24   #19
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Why this is great fuss about eclipse? What is big deal? Just moon coming on the path of Sun and Earth thats all...

Everyday we see eclipse during rainy season... Without moon with Clouds...
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Old 21st July 2009, 18:22   #20
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But then the plane will have to chase the shadow that will move at 1700 kmph, to see the totality for a longer time.

Well, as far as I'm concerned, I live on the 14th floor of a building in Gurgaon. The terrace is further two floors above. I've made a special request to the condominium authorities to open the terrace for me tomorrow at 5 am.

Two days back from Chawri bazaar I got welder's glass #: 14 & then from the Camera market I bought the cheapest UV filter (67mm) available and with the help of Elfy mounted this #: 14 glass on the filter.

Now I'm all set for tomorrow.. Only the elusive clouds will be a hampering, if they appear on the horizon. Since I couldn't make it to Varanasi, I'll be found on the terrace of my building from 5 am tomorrow

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On the contrary, this is quite an interesting question : if we were to fly from west to east (over north-central India), then we would be able to see the eclipse out the right-side window, towards the front (the sun would be almost straight ahead but slightly towards the right ! ), and we would be able to view the eclipse for a longer time than someone on the ground. Anybody going to try this ?

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Old 21st July 2009, 18:33   #21
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Why this is great fuss about eclipse? What is big deal? Just moon coming on the path of Sun and Earth thats all...

Everyday we see eclipse during rainy season... Without moon with Clouds...
awsome, you can start posting pics of "your" sighting of eclipse
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Old 21st July 2009, 18:44   #22
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Man , I heard the weirdest news today about the eclipse.
This eclipse is supposed to be so strong that people who step out during that time are supposed to turn blind.!! as per one of the regional news channels.
Also few people are so scard of the eclipse that tomorrow is going to be a breeze driving to work since everyone is going to sit in the house and wait for the "bad" time to pass.
Indians as a whole are sometimes so vane.
I bought my car last on the day of the eclipse last year. It was around the same time and the showroom guys were so surprised that a customer is going to come and take delivery of his vehicle on the day of the eclipse.
I am living and my "Max" ( Yup, that's the name of my car ) , are doing just great so do not understand what's so "evil" about the eclipse.
And I know of educated men and women who still believe this 'jazz'
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Old 21st July 2009, 18:59   #23
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So Spitfire. its not a joke, its true.
I cant believe this. I read it but cant believe it.

Maybe its that exciting for those who bought them.
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Old 21st July 2009, 19:53   #24
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It is overhyped phenomena of nature. Just every one right from FortuneTeller, Media, Pandits everyone cashing on the occasion. Specially AajTak. Did not you witness black clouds make full day almost night.


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awsome, you can start posting pics of "your" sighting of eclipse
If you want to see those image no need for me to post. You can just visit "Non Auto Image Thread" you can see many pics over there.
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Old 21st July 2009, 20:55   #25
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Reference my message #:20, attached is the image of the welder's glass #:14 and the filter stuck to it.

Eclipse of the century on July 22nd-welder14.jpg
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Be prepared for a flop show, if rain clouds persist, there's not going be any sighting, the TV channels can broadcast a better show, atleast here in Bombay we have rain clouds, i doubt any of us suburbites have seen the sun for the past couple of days.

Anyways, once again an eclipse, rather audition Frankie's eclipse

Best of luck sighting guys, take care and do not heed to the News channels predictions of doom in the astrological sense, only we Indians tend to give importance to astrology, wonder what recourse do the people of the West have ? (USA/Japan/Europe etc. )

Take care of your eyes while viewing the eclipse.

All the best
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Welders glasses are a must right.. vs regular sunglasses?

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Don't even try sunglasses. Only during sunrise its going to be safe, but in a few minutes sun will be strong enough to harm your eyes.
During eclipse its even more dangerous because due to darkness your pupil opens more
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Yep actually someone had an idea similar to gd1418 but to use a pair of sunglasses over the lens and we basically said its not a good idea.

Finally said that camera sensor would get damaged :P heheh
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its cloudy :( The entire sky is clear instead of the eastern extreme, hopefully by 6:26 it will show!
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