Solar Eclipse

Mathaais

Village Chief
#8
One day as a kid in around class 4, I was with my grandmother in the famous Wangige market when it suddenly grew dark and night descended upon us and it was only about 3pm,my grandmother and other market women cursed and wondered how dusk had come in so early. She gathered her wares and we set back on our way home but before we arrived, it started getting lighter and lighter till it was day again. Confused, we went home and found my grandfather had even milked the cows when 'dusk' set in. It was only when my dad came home later in the evening that he explained we had experienced a total solar eclipse.
 

FieldMarshal CouchP

The Oracle of Ndeiya
#10
I remember we had a total eclipse when I was either in Class 6 ama 7.
Must have been 1988, ama 87.
@FieldMarshal CouchP do you remember?
Kapsaa, though the year is kinda of hazy. I also think we had another in the 1970s coz I can remember we were told not to look up at the sun or we'd get blind. Tulikuwa tunatumia kartasi ya nylon ya black - very rare those days...............................
 

Slim_fit

Village Elder
#11
One day as a kid in around class 4, I was with my grandmother in the famous Wangige market when it suddenly grew dark and night descended upon us and it was only about 3pm,my grandmother and other market women cursed and wondered how dusk had come in so early. She gathered her wares and we set back on our way home but before we arrived, it started getting lighter and lighter till it was day again. Confused, we went home and found my grandfather had even milked the cows when 'dusk' set in. It was only when my dad came home later in the evening that he explained we had experienced a total solar eclipse.
hehe..reminds me of the crossover to this millenium cross in 1999 when a neibaring mzee slaughtered all his chicken in that dec of 99 coz the world was ending
 

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