In former times when the sun suddenly disappeared from the sky people got really anxious and expected the end of the world nearing.
Nowadays we know what a total eclipse of the sun really is and experience it as a rare event and feel happy and lucky if we have the chance to witness it. As happened to the people in Indonesia who had the opportunity to watch one recently, as we can see in this nice video on APOD. You hear the people cheering in the moment the sun completely disappears.
Photo from flickr, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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Thanks for sharing the video link. I really like being able to see the eruptions off the sun in the video.
standready on Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:56 pm