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Blackcabbit (aka. Dionnie Takahashi) is an illustrator living in Japan. She loves drawing whimsical animal characters, as well as doing handmade crafts to beautify the world she lives in.

Ring of Fire over our Chiba Sky

Early this morning, we had the opportunity to watch the rare occurrence of “Ring of Fire” in the sky, at the comfort of our home in Chiba. The Japanese called the Annular Solar Eclipse event – “金環日食” (Kinkan Nisshoku). Of which, the sun, moon, and earth lined up today. As the moon moved in front of the sun, a golden ring was seen around its edges.

Not exactly an eclipse fan myself, but the excitement nationwide (and from the rest of my family) was indeed “infectiously” sky high. This was because the last time this rare astronomical event could be seen over the skies of Tokyo regions was more that 173 years ago, in 1839. And according to NHK, it will be the first in 932 years to be visible over such a wide area.

The eclipse was broadcast live on TV in Tokyo, so we knew when to prepare our cameras. We did not buy any of those special eye-wear to see the eclipse. But fortunately for us, our room windows have tinted film. My brilliant husband overlapped the tinted windows and I managed to capture the moment with just an ordinary camera.


Annular Solar Eclipse

Annular Solar Eclipse

2 comments on “Ring of Fire over our Chiba Sky

  1. Hannah
    May 22, 2012

    Nice! (:
    I’m impressed with you can do with an ordinary camera.

    • blackcabbit
      May 22, 2012

      Thank you, Hannah. (Hug)

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This entry was posted on May 21, 2012 by in Life in Japan, Unusual Encounters and tagged .
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