Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Total Solar Eclipse In Shanghai (well, not quite total)

I have heard from Bob again. He got a couple of good Partial Eclipse images before it clouded over.


Here is part of the email he wrote to me -

"Colin it has been amazing here. So many stories to tell and pics to show but internet time is hard to get and I'm very busy and of course I can't get blogger here. At least we weren't totally blocked out with clouds and was able to get some partial eclipse pics before it totally clouded over, very super cool, and the sky went black like night for 5 minutes. Had people lined up to see my images and then thanking me. Chinese people are very polite, met lots of interesting people during the eclipse. I got a super video of the darkness and the reaction of the people around me when it happened which I will post when I get home."

Bob made the CNN website. He was a contact person in Shanghai and called them every 30 minutes or so to let them know how it was going. Here is a link to the CNN article. The CNN producer saw his website and emailed him to see if he'd be interested in doing an interview. How could he refuse?


"I have lots of stories and images to share when I get back, an experience of a lifetime! Bob"

On behalf of Bob, take care everyone, Astro-Nuts

24 comments:

Stephanie B said...

Way cool! I can't wait.

Ivanhoe said...

Thanks AstroNut!

Bob, that's amazing! On my way to check out that CNN thingy. Cannot wait to hear your stories and see your pics :o)

Mary Anne Gruen said...

It sounds wonderful! Thanks for bringing over the pics and everything!

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Susanne49 said...

Hi Bob,

all these sounds very exciting, also for us here "at home" :)

You're famous, man!! And I'm happy to have a famous blog friend!

Enjoy your fame :)
Susanne

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Moonshadow said...

Cudos!!! Always knew you were newsworthy. Can't wait till you're home and filling us in on your adventures.

TatianaV said...

Hey Bob, so glad that you were able to shoot some of the partial eclipse photos before it got all clouded, and will wait to see the videos and other shots when you get back home~ And congrats on the CNN collaboration - you rock mate ;)

Cashmere said...

Totally cool! I simply can't wait.. :) Checking out the CNN now.. Congrats!! Don't forget us when you get famous! ;P

betchai said...

wow, so cool, am so proud to know someone famous :)

hope you continue to enjoy your trip in China

Genie said...

I was so afraid when I heard about the clouds in Shanghai yesterday, NO! I'm SO sorry he missed the total eclipse! But he sounds very happy all the same, bless him!

Can't wait for the coming updates!

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

TOTALLY COOL!!!

Bob, you are a CNN reporter new. WOW!!! AWESOME!!! Can't wait for the rest of the China solar eclipse journey story.

Hugs, JJ

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Meant "now" instead of "new". Too excited to be perfect. LOL

Hugs, JJ

Lynda Lehmann said...

Thanks for the update.

How interesting...He must be so excited with everything that's happening.

Yay, Bob! You are going to be interviewed by CNN!!!!!

Mikes Sumondong said...

this is really amazing! Thanks for the pictures!

Marvin the Martian said...

Cool, it's the end of the world!

andrew said...

can't wait to see more!!!

AngelBaby said...

Amazing pictures, wow! I can't wait to see the rest and read the stories, so cool! Congrats on getting famous on CNN, I hope you will still talk to me! LOL!

Have a great time!

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby

Anna said...

Hey Bob I am so happy for you. Your excitement just shines thousands of miles away from home. Congrats on CNN interview, its awesome. Two more days and we will be hearing all about it. Thanks to your buddy we were well informed. Anna :)

Swubird said...

Bob:

Quoted by CNN. Not bad. I think you're becoming an important amateur astronomy figure known around the world. Whoever said that blogging couldn't make you famous?

Happy trails.

Bob Johnson said...

Hey thanks everybody for your comments, it has been a super time and a growing experience to say the least.\m/\m/

Nancy J Locke said...

Swinging by for a wild wave on the eve of much anticipation for your future posts!!!

Swu's right. Blogging started me on a pubbing career. :D

Hugs, JJ

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