Eclipse – 日食
On Monday, May 20th, I could witness a partial eclipse in Japan. The spectacle of nature started in the early morning at approximately 6:30 and had its tipping point around 7:32.
The eclipse seemed to attract a lot of people, because all eclipse viewing glasses were sold out in Kyoto two days before. But actually I could not see huge gatherings in the morning. The local people preferred watching it from their front doors of their houses. I however chose to go to Ninnaji Temple (仁和寺), because it is located on higher ground. Unfortunately the temple gates were closed in the early morning. But apparently I was not the only one who was not aware of that.
Due to my poor camera equipment I could not take any decent photos. But instead I drew a sketch to illustrate the moon’s path.
A very decent photo of the eclipse can be found here.