It was supposed to be our maiden experience watching the Lunar Eclipse – the one that was the longest in the recent decade, and viewable from our sunny little island called Singapore.
BX morning-called me at 245am, picked me up at 3am and the plan was to park near Chinese Garden and walk to the cross junction where he would set up his camera and we’ll watch the lunar eclipse together. Alas, the weather didn’t seem to look very good and we saw flashes of lightning. So he mentioned that there was an event at the Science Centre tonight (Omni-Theatre actually) so he drove us there instead.
Our jaws dropped when we saw the huge number of cars parked at Omni-Theatre. There were cars parked along Jurong Town Hall road – we were one of them. No space in the carpark eh. There was at least 1000 people there, from the number tags I saw. Plenty of families were there, they came prepared with sheets and chairs. The geeks were there zealously protecting their telescopic equipment from the impending rain.
So we stayed. For about 20 minutes we gazed anxiously into the sky, checked our Google Sky Maps to determine the rough location of the Moon.
Then people started to move out of the compound. The next thing we knew, I felt raindrops.
We walked really quickly to the car, he with his camera, me with my precious Xoomie.
Now I am left with the option of watching it on Youtube. It is pretty cloudy in several other parts of the world, as mentioned in the live chat (which is getting majorly spammed).
So much for our maiden experience huh. Hurhur.