Total eclipse of the heart (or sun).

Today, Istanbul had the chance to enjoy a solar eclipse. For those who we’re lucky enough to experience it, they know they are lucky because the next one that Turkey will be able to see will be in approximatively fifty years from now. 350.000 tourists have flown in to our country to watch this eclipse (of whom Charlize Theron is apparently in Side with her boyfriend). It was said that the region of Side was the best to watch this amazing phenomena.

“This year’s eclipse is also special because the total phase lasts over 4 minutes at the center of the path. This is quite long for a total solar eclipse since most last just a minute or two. The next total eclipse,on August 1, 2008, will be seen in northern Canada, Greenland, Siberia, Mongolia and northern China. It will last about 2 minutes. The next total eclipse visible from the United States won’t happen until August 21, 2017.”
(source: NASA)

Popular belief had it that an earthquake would follow the eclipse immediatly after the sun was completely covered even tho the newspapers tried reassuring the population. We are all safe and sound and no earth has shaken as of yet.

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