25 years back on the exact day: a solar halo rendezvous over Eritrea
25 years back on the exact day: a solar halo rendezvous
By Billion Temesghen
As we are getting closer to the 24th of May the Independence Day of Eritrea, the countdown days to the Silver Jubilee are packed with schedules of many merriment junctures that highlight the significance of independence to the people of Eritrea.
And what Eritrea has achieved in terms of development and self-government while keeping its sovereignty intact in the past 25 years of independence, gives further meaning to the struggles of consolidation of a free, developed country instigated in the 1960ies.
Almost trough out the whole nation schools, organizations, enterprises, institutions, companies, firms and corporations are preparing each on the most suitable way to take part on the ongoing zealous merriments.
Most of the nationals residing in the diaspora are coming back to the homeland and the few that could not make it are full of activates of the same sensation with the equivalent patriotic ambiance.
However it is just not nationals celebrating anymore. The sun too is now involved!
Tuesday 13th of May at mid-day in the sky of Asmara the sun appeared wholly in a round surrounded by a rainbow with in the middle a red star. Everybody was busy taking photos, a memory worth having in our gadgets.
However it is not a first time memory to Eritreans born before independence as the same cosmic manifestation in our sky had happened in May 1991 a couple of days before the total liberation of Eritrea. It was actually seen as a lucky charm, a signal from the sun and its outer space buddies revealing that ‘children of the motherland were coming home’.
A wow astronomical, astrophysical, cosmological you name it (called solar halo) that we link not to science but good wishes for our people and the nation.
Every one that has witnessed it 25 years ago is in elated reminiscence, and the first timers to the spectacle, well … we’re enjoying pining ears back to memories of those glorious days.
The Eritrean independence holds profound meaning, objective reminiscence and collective delight to every single Eritrean soul. Maybe that is why, that for Eritrean people every day starts with a new and different narrative. Reason of why ‘hope’ is a key word for the people of Eritrea.
It looks like the sun is celebrating our 25th Eritrean independence. Sun today in #Asmara. #Eritrea #EritreaAt25 pic.twitter.com/pBNGqG6aDO— Mussie Eritrea (@eritrea1234) May 13, 2016
At 12:45am in Asmara. There is a big circle around the sun. I've never seen something like this.has anybody an idea? pic.twitter.com/2KVmt82b17— Fırat Sunel (@firatsunel) May 13, 2016
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