It seems that there was a partial solar eclipse today. I knew that there was going to be an eclipse visible from the UAE in January, but I didn't realize until too late that I could have seen it. Here is a picture from the Gulf News. I did notice that this afternoon it was a little dreary compared with usual. (By a little dreary, I mean a sunny winter day in Wisconsin.) Also, the students were a little sluggish, but that's nothing out of the ordinary.