1. Craig says

    Guess that group is unfamiliar with the term “quiet contemplation.” I’d have to restrain myself from doing something entirely illegally to the guy blowing on the kazoo noise maker during most of that.

  2. jack says

    i have seen 2 solqr eclipses in my day, but neither was as spectacular as this. and i doubt that folks in ancient days practiced quiet contemplation. in fact, they no doubt raise a racket to scare away the wolf or whatever was trying to eat the sun. i could have done without the vuvuzuela though, south africa’s blight on the world.

  3. says

    At the one solar eclipse I experienced, people could not help but whoop from joy and excitement as darkness fell for 2 minutes, except for the bus driver who kept leaning on his horn trying to get people to clear the streets in front of him so he could keep moving – while the eclipse was happening all around him.

  4. Musical Supervisor says

    I muted it, and simultaneously launched up a video of the opening of Also Sprach Zarathustra by R. Strauss (which is a musical depiction of a sunrise): it’s about two minutes long, so you have to skip forward the eclipse to the exciting parts.

    Alternatively, ‘Nimrod’ from E. Elgar’s Enigma Variations works rather well.

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