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May 20, 2012: Annular Eclipse For Western US Will Be Spectacular
2012-05-20 09:45:17

Something is happening in the western US that hasn’t happened in nearly two decades, and national parks from California to New Mexico are preparing for the show of a lifetime, inviting people to watch either the partial or annular solar eclipse that will occur on May 20, 2012.

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2010-12-20 18:05:00

This year's winter solstice will coincide with a full lunar eclipse for the first time in 456 years.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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