Solar Eclipse of Our Hearts

On Wednesday, 2009 July 22, a total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses half of Earth. The path of the Moon’s umbral shadow begins in India and crosses through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China. After leaving mainland Asia, the path crosses Japan’s Ryukyu Islands and curves southeast through the Pacific Ocean where the maximum duration of totality reaches 6 min 39 s. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon’s penumbral shadow, which includes most of eastern Asia, Indonesia, and the Pacific Ocean.

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On Wednesday, 2009 July 22, a total eclipse of my ass was visible in a narrow corridor that traversed half of the Dance Dance Party Party Chicago studio in Chicago, IL, otherwise known as

Latitude = 41.9558, Longitude = -87.6785
Lat    = 41 degrees,   57.4 minutes   North
Long = 87 degrees,   40.7 minutes   West

A slew of about a dozen women created this rare event through shaking their bodies hither and thither in repetitive patterns and motions. And for 6 min and 39s, my ass was completely blocked out of view from the mirror and all sight. It was breathtaking. Our much loved DJ Michelle Leslie Brown provided the soundtrack to this heavenly event. She knew just the perfect tunes to create a collective orbit of out-of-this-world-awesome.

And as we cooled down from this 11000 degree Fahrenheit event, we had the sweet and tepid temps of Maxwell to poet us right on our axis, submerging us within the light, all night.

And with another fantastic DDPP, we learn a lesson. Tonight’s? Submerge within the light, Til we become the sun. Duh. Thanks ladies, for loving life with all you got.

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