Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Lacuo sees the Solar Eclipse in Sheffield

Hi, it’s Lacuo (Bingma Lacuo) and I am an International Office Ambassador for China. You can find our more about me here on the University web pages.

Just before the Easter's break, most of students here in Sheffield witnessed this rare phenomenon - the solar eclipse. It feels like the the whole world was suddenly pulled into darkness when the Moon came in between the Earth and the Sun. The last time I saw such a phenomenon was in 2008 when I was in high school, and we observed the whole transformation through a X-ray film with our friend's chest on it! This time, as the solar eclipse is a full one, I had the chance to watch it through camera.

It is said that solar eclipses happens on average twice a year. In the UK, the last biggest solar eclipse fully visible happened in 1999. According to BBC News report, 94% of sun rays in UK are blocked, here's a picture I took this morning from the Arts tower.

Also, by the time we took pictures in arts tower, students in Hicks building, which is right in front of arts tower, standing on the roof and observing the solar eclipse as well. Finally there's the news posted by the physics and astronomy department of the University of Sheffield about this eclipse.

By Lacuo Bingma
International Office Ambassador for China

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