Throwback video from 2006 showing how Ghanaians watched solar eclipse drops

Throwback video from 2006 showing how Ghanaians watched solar eclipse drops

- An old video from 2006 has landed online showing how Ghanaians observed a total eclipse

- Many people took the day off just to be able to take part in the rare moment

- Exactly 15 years ago today on March 29, 2006, parts of the world witnessed a total eclipse

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Exactly fifteen years ago today, March 29, 2006, some parts of the world witnessed a rare happening - the total eclipse of the sun for a number of minutes.

The rare lifetime event took place in the morning and many Ghanaians and citizens of other countries that sighted the eclipse readied themselves for it.

Some people took the day off to mark the memorable sighting while others sought permission to be late for work on that day.

Others also cashed in on the rare occurrence as the sale of special glasses that were to be used for the viewing boomed all over the country.

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Throwback video from 2006 showing how Ghanaians watched solar eclipse drops
Throwback video from 2006 showing how Ghanaians watched solar eclipse drops

When the moon finally stood between the sun and the earth, wild jubilation could be heard all over the country which was by then engulfed in darkness.

The video showed Ghanaians jumping around in excitement as they got to be part of the rare viewing of nature.

On the day, many Ghanaians who could not afford the special glasses got creative as they resorted to watching the eclipse through the reflection from bowls and buckets of water.

Others also used film rolls from video cassettes to view the solar eclipse.

The same date happened to be the birthday of Ghana's sitting president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that one of the biggest football clubs in Spain and the world, Real Madrid, has surprise President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with a signed customised jersey.

Officials of the illustrious club took the opportunity of President Akufo-Addo's visit to Spain to give him a memorable birthday gift.

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The customised jersey which had the number 77 and name Nana Addo, was signed by top players and officials of the multiple-times Champions League-winning football club.

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