Posts Tagged ‘Solar Eclipse’

NASA Science – Solar Eclipse in the USA (May 20, 2012)

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Source – Science@NASA:

See Older post for google maps that show the path of the Eclipse.

A “ring of fire” solar eclipse is coming to the USA this spring. It’s the first annular eclipse visible from the contiguous United States in almost 18 years.

Annular Solar eclipse of May 20, 2012

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Source – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

An annular solar eclipse will take place on May 20, 2012 (May 21, 2012 for local time in Eastern Hemisphere), with a magnitude of 0.9439. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun, causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring), blocking most of the Sun’s light. An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region thousands of kilometres wide.

The annular phase will be visible from the Chinese coast, the south of Japan, and the western part of the United States and Canada. Guangzhou, Tokyo and Albuquerque will be on the central path. Kanarraville, Utah will be a perfect place to view the annular phase. Its maximum will occur in the North Pacific, south of the Aleutian islands for 5 min and 46.3 s, and finish in the western United States.

It will be the first central eclipse of the 21st century in the continental USA, and also the first annular eclipse there since the solar eclipse of May 10, 1994 which was also the previous eclipse of this series Solar Saros 128.

Google Map of Annular Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse Wows Skywatchers In South Pacific

Monday, July 12th, 2010

A total solar eclipse arced across the southern Pacific Ocean Sunday, blotting out the sun and offering stunning views to skywatchers, some of whom ventured to remote islands or rode cruise ships just to see the event.

Click the link below for the full story.
SPACE.com — Total Solar Eclipse Wows Skywatchers In South Pacific.

Animated July 11th 2010 Eclipse of the Sun