Wish you all a Happy New Year – 2012 Doomsday style!

The year 2012 is here. The year that some groups claim will be the last year for the planet and its life as we know it. There were many such occasions in the past too (for example, the year 2000). But, here we are… still living and breathing. Read the rest of this entry »

Tree leaves becoming “pinhole cameras” during the Annular Solar Eclipse.

annular solar eclipse The longest, annular (like a ring) Solar Eclipse of the millennium happened today (15th January 2010).

When the annular eclipse was at its peak in the region from where I was watching it (Nugegoda, Sri Lanka), I saw some peculiar shadows on the ground. It occurred to me only after several seconds that they are caused by the Solar Eclipse! Read the rest of this entry »