Jan 15, 2010


The year 2010 started with a Lunar Eclipse... A beautiful partial eclipse... I was awake in the night watching the Blue moon... Awesome...
So after the beautiful Lunar Eclipse here comes a Solar Eclipse. Today's eclipse was Longest Solar Eclipse in this Millennium lasting a staggering 11 min 08 s. Next eclipse to beat this time is slated for December 23, 3043.

Preparations: Went to get the Eclipse watching Solar glasses, But they are no where to be found in Udupi, So ended up buying the Welding Glass from a hardware shop as didn't wanted to miss the the view of the eclipse (The best ones are Numbered 14 and are safe to watch a eclipse).
Udupi is not in the strip of the eclipse, so was able to watch almost 80% of the Sun covered by the sun.

Awesome.....!!! Have no other words and Pictures describing the eclipse.

So people who missed today's eclipse I feel sorry for you, Now you have to wait for 9 years to see another Solar eclipse in South India. Not even a partial eclipse for South India for 9 years. The next Solar eclipse is a big one the Annular Solar eclipse Which is passing through south India is dated for 19-Dec-2019. Well that is 9 years from now. But that one will be a more spectacular than this one with the center closely passing though Udupi.

More details about Solar eclipses here: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/solar.html

Who all Missed the Solar eclipse, Watch out a partial Lunar Eclipse is headed our way on 2010 Jun 26. Hope that there are no clouds and you can stay awake at moon rise... :)

More details about Lunar Eclipse: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/lunar.html

Jan 10, 2010

3 Idiots

Watched the movie 3 Idiots last week. Only one word to describe the movie.....


An ultimate entertainer with a hard hitting message on today's education system, college life and the meaning of success.
Story is Excellent, Acting is Excellent well,Everything is Excellent in this movie... Why don't you go and watch it if you haven't watched it.
Excellent acting by Aamir Khan, this is the second movie in which is saw Karina Kapoor acting sensibly (First one was-Jab We Met), Boman Irani Pefectly suited for his role. All the remaining people(Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Omi Vaidya, Parikshit Sahni, Javed Jaffrey) have done excellent job.

Rating: 4.9/5

Well, that means go and watch it..... :)