21 May 2012

♪ 金環日食 ♪

I wasn't going to blog originally until my order from eBay arrived, then I can spam you with pointless things I have purchased! (´∀`) Oh well~ I just received mail from the Sleep Monster and got incredibly distracted from life study.
So! Did any of you see the solar eclipse? I know the Japanese were very enthusiastic about it, China too, and I believe some parts of America were able to witness it too! I am very jealous! The UK missed out.
I had asked the Boy last night if he was awake for the solar eclipse in Japan and well -- his delay in reply and finally responding at 5am UK time made it obvious; 'OHY! I was not looking. Very disappointing.' figures... but I sat watching a couple ustreams since I find these things fascinating! I was disappointed to not see the super moon here in the UK, though I generally was not paying much attention either.
I think the host of the ustream had a night vision on, of some sort. But it made the sun and moon incredibly easy to see - yet somewhat eerie too?  I was watching my Twitter too, many of the Japanese I follow were tweeting about the sky being misty, and hard to see. I think it varied from place to place of course. Kanon announced he was at his Parents, who live in Chiba, and he got a clear shot of it. However people in Tokyo seemed to have difficulty?
Their complaints were obvious, as soon as the host swapped to a daytime shot, I could see why many of my fellow Tweeters were complaining about the clouds. Occasionally the eclipse would vanish behind thick clouds.
Apparently, the next annular solar eclipse visible will be observed in Hokkaido, Japan in 2030! Amazing! But Hokkaido is super cold, so I don't think I would be going there.
The Boy did however send me one photo today, not sure where he got it from, but after replying I kinda realised it reminds me of the ring. He is insisting I do not cut my hair, though I cut my bangs and he looked pretty upset. So now, please refer to me as '貞子'! Since I am unable to cut my hair.


  1. I totally missed that too.
    I'm really frustrated now... but the shots are so beautiful and mystic and woah!
    I actually just recognized it, after I saw the special gift at pupée's fashion community... D:
    Kinda embarrissing.. o:

    Anyway... 2030 sounds great.
    Let's see whether I'll see it then. x'D

    1. I had heard of it, but once learning the UK wouldn't witness it I sort of brushed the excitement off until I came across the ustream. (≧∀≦)

      The thought of 2030 sounds scary, it's so far away.

    2. It's nice you were able to see it anyway due to ustream... :D

      Of course it's kinda scary but kinda positive as well, ne? ... saying we'll be in Japan then, able to experience it 'live'. (ignoring the frostiness at Hokkaido) (: