Posted by Deepak Shetty on July 24, 2009
Posted by Deepak Shetty on July 21, 2009
A Total Solar Eclipse will be visible in India on July 22, 2009 from early morning 05:28 hrs to 07:40 hrs (Indian Standard Time). The total solar eclipse will last nearly four minutes — from 6.26 am to 6.30 am — in India and the sun will not be visible at all. In India, Total Solar Eclipse will be visible in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Varanasi, West Bengal and Northeastern States. According to NASA, the solar eclipse on July 22, 2009 is a ‘Total Solar Eclipse’ and the Moon’s umbral shadow on Sun begins in India and crosses through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, China and ends in the Pacific Ocean.
It is the longest total solar eclipse in the 21st century and will not surpass in duration until next 123 years.
The total solar eclipse in India will be visible in regions around Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Surat (Gujarat), Darjeeling (West Bengal), Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) and Patna (Bihar).
This is second in the series of three eclipses in a month. There was a lunar eclipse on July 7 and now a solar eclipse on July 22 and then a lunar eclipse on August 6.
• Never watch the eclipse with a naked eye.
• Don’t use Binoculars to view the eclipse.
• Don’t use Telescope to view the eclipse.
• Don’t use any cheap or easily available filters in Telescope or Binoculars to view the sun. Only specifically designed filters should be used with Telescope and Binoculars.
• Don’t watch the eclipse using color film.
• Don’t watch the eclipse with non-silver black and white film.
• Don’t watch the eclipse with medical x-ray films with images on them.
• Don’t use smoked glass to view the sun.
• All developed films lack a silver emulsion and therefore it should not be used to view the eclipse.
• You should take the advice of an experienced person or a scientist before planning to view a Total Solar Eclipse
• Only use specifically designed spectacles designed with filters to view the eclipse.
• The safest method of viewing a Total Solar Eclipse is by projection, in which a small opening is used to cast the image of the Sun on a screen beyond the opening.
• It is safe to view the total phase of an eclipse (when the moon completely coves the sun) with naked eye. But one needs to know when to stop and start viewing the total phase. So this is bit risky.
Posted by Deepak Shetty on July 17, 2009
4-eyed spider spotted in Borivali National Park!
Courtesy : www.ephotography.in
Posted by Deepak Shetty on July 16, 2009
While it’s too early to tell exactly what this means, Facebook engineer Blake Ross today posted a “test” tweet from a Twitter application called “Penguin FB” that resides on Facebook development servers. One interesting possibility: Facebook is working on a new, more native Twitter integration that would let users publish updates to Twitter automatically from Facebook.
If that is indeed the case, it would be an interesting move by Facebook. Allowing users to more easily link their Facebook updates with other services like Twitter could potentially make Facebook one of the largest Twitter applications. If only a few million Facebook users were to publish their status updates to Twitter, Facebook could become the largest source of tweets – an interesting inversion of the way Twitter is used as a Facebook application by many users today.
Of course, all of this is still speculation. When contacted, Facebook said it doesn’t have any comment on the “Penguin FB” project. (Update: Ross has since deleted the tweet.)
Nevertheless, the idea correlates with Facebook’s strategy in recent months to make status updates and streams more open and public. Will Facebook make it easy for users to automatically syndicate their public posts to any number of other services? It could very well make a lot of sense, and Twitter would be one of the best places to start.
Try out these cool optical illusions and see what your brain makes of them. Can we always believe what our eyes tell us? As you will see when you look at the following images, the simple answer to that is no. Our eyes can and do deceive us, especially when presented with ambiguous or misleading information. It would appear that in order to make sense of something our brain sort of fills in the gaps and presents us with a ‘picture’ that may not be a true representation of the reality.
Posted by Deepak Shetty on July 7, 2009
We often like to use some avatar as a graphical representation about ourselves on most of the online sites which we majorily use for interaction with friends or people on a social network.
So why not try something to make your avatar more interesting by using Avatar Pho.to a free online platform , where you can edit your pictures add some cool effects to them within seconds without doing much , just by clicking your mouse .
The most interesting part of this online tool is it allows your graphics or pics to animate. There are several examples on the site showing Britney Spears., she seems to wink , make faces, appears blurry and doing many other things.
To create your own Avatar using those cool effects, just upload your own picture and click on the effect u want to apply and save or link it to wherever you want . The effects are fun, I have tried most of them and even uploaded few ! what are you waiting for just go ahead and try it and make your Cool Avatars look more interesting .