It is the 22nd of July, 2009. On this day, the longest solar eclipse of the century is due to take place between 8 to 9 am. 6 full minutes of total brilliance. And guess what happens?
It rained. Angry, black storm clouds blotted out the sun, covering the land with darkness, through not the kind that the masses were looking for. How ironic. And to think i brought my eclipse viewing equipment to work too.
But oh well, Fate can be fickle, and as lowly mortals we can only play with the hand that is dealt to us. As the Aes Sedai would say, “The Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills”. We humans can plan and plot all we want, but Nature (or should I say Gaia?) never fails to throw a wretch into our machinations.
Still, let us enjoy this picture of the eclipse. How I wish I could see it in real life.