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Posts Tagged ‘Solar Eclipse’

Sky Tonight—January 4, Solar eclipse today, but not

Sky Tonight—January 4, Solar eclipse today, but not in the Americas

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Photo courtesy of junction’s photostream, some rights reserved. If you live on the right spot on Earth, you can observe the partial eclipse of the sun today, on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Given clear skies, the following places will see the partial solar eclipse: most of Europe, northern Africa, the Middle East, and the western and central portions of Asia. Sorry, America … no eclipse for us. The ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—January 3, Quadrantid meteors for Asia

Sky Tonight—January 3, Quadrantid meteors for Asia and Europe before dawn January 4

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Two major events will take place tomorrow – on Tuesday, January 4 – a meteor shower and a solar eclipse. Neither one is particular well placed for the Americas. The annual Quadrantid meteor shower is expected to produce its greatest number of meteors in the wee hours before dawn tomorrow. If predictions hold true, it should be best seen from western Asia and Eastern Europe. Then a partial eclipse of ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—July ll, When is the next total

Earthsky Tonight—July ll, When is the next total solar eclipse in the U.S.?

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org A total eclipse of the sun takes place today, but not in the United States. To see it – one of nature’s grandest spectacles – you must be located along today’s long yet narrow total eclipse path that stretches across the South Pacific. Eclipse path for July 11, 2010 total solar eclipse People ask when a total solar eclipse will be visible in the mainland United States. It won’t happen until August 21, 2017. ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight— July 10,Total solar eclipse over

Earthsky Tonight— July 10,Total solar eclipse over South Pacific on July 11

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org A total eclipse of the sun rates as one of nature’s grandest spectacles. The new moon completely covers over the solar disk, momentarily turning day into night, and bringing the planets and brighter stars into view. During a total solar eclipse, you can see the sun’s normally invisible yet beautiful corona encircling the new moon silhouette. This year’s only solar eclipse takes place tomorrow, on Sunday, July 11. A ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight: January 15, 2010 – New moon

Earthsky Tonight: January 15, 2010 – New moon and solar eclipse on January 15

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The first of this year’s 2 solar eclipses takes place today, on January 15, 2010. The second solar eclipse will fall on July 11, 2010. Neither eclipse, though, is visible from North America. If you are in a position to observe today’s eclipse, remember to use proper eye protection. Many people in Africa and Asia will see a partial eclipse of the sun today. But to view the annular eclipse ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight: January 14, 2010 – Annular

Earthsky Tonight: January 14, 2010 – Annular eclipse in Africa and Asia on January 15

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org There are at least 2 solar eclipses in every calendar year. A solar eclipse happens when the new moon passes in front of the sun, blocking out the view of the sun’s disk. If the moon totally covers over the sun, it’s called a total solar eclipse. If the moon partially covers over the sun, it’s a partial solar eclipse. The first of the year’s two solar eclipses takes place tomorrow (Friday, ... Full Story

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