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Millions Take A Seat To Watch Sun's Spectacle Over Earth
2012-05-21 14:01:33

[ Video 1 ] | Video 2 ] Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Millions of viewers across the U.S. and Asia were able to see the sun and moon's performance on Sunday, while others battled clouds and bad weather. Watchers from the Western U.S. towards eastern Asia were able to look up towards the sky and see the annular eclipse, which is when the moon passes in front of the sun leaving just a golden ring around its edges. Viewing parties could be found across the West Coast in the U.S.,...

solar eclipse
2012-01-29 11:37:45

Mark your calendar.  On Sunday, May 20th, the sun is going to turn into a ring of fire.  It's an annular solar eclipse--the first one in the USA in almost 18 years. An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly in front of the sun, but the lunar disk is not quite wide enough to cover the entire star.  At maximum, the Moon forms a "black hole" in the center of the sun. The “path of annularity” is a strip about 300 km wide and thousands of km...

Partial Solar Eclipse Taking Place Black Friday
2011-11-22 12:06:31

A small portion of the world will be able to experience a partial solar eclipse this coming Black Friday, Nov. 25th. While shoppers in the U.S. are looking forward to coming sales on Friday, astronomers and stargazers in New Zealand, Tasmania and parts of South Africa are preparing for an annular eclipse. The eclipse will reach a maximum coverage at 06:20:17 UT of magnitude .905 and will be the largest and last partial eclipse of the year. An annular eclipse is similar to a total...

2010-06-19 06:30:00

A partial lunar eclipse will take place on June 26 that will be visible from parts of North America, weather permitting. The eclipse will take place as the moon crosses through the southern portion of Earth's shadow in the constellation Sagittarius. The moon's diameter will be dramatically darkened at its peak, possibly tinged slightly with a mixture of faint orange and reddish hues. There are filtered glows of innumerable sunsets and sunrises occurring around the rim of the Earth at the...

2010-01-14 07:45:00

Astronomers say that half the world will see the Sun become briefly reduced to a shinning ring surrounding a somber disk on Friday, when an annular eclipse runs from central Africa to eastern Asia. This eclipse will be an estimated 185-mile band running 8,062 miles.  At one point it will set a duration record that is said to be unbeaten for more than a thousand years. An annular eclipse is when the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun without completely blocking it, thus leaving a...

2005-04-21 08:00:00

There's going to be a marvelous solar eclipse on April 24th. One small problem: you have to fly to the Moon to see it. Science@NASA -- NASA is planning to send people back to the Moon. Target date: 2015 or so. Too bad they won't be there this Sunday because, on April 24th, there's going to be a solar eclipse, and you can only see it from the Moon. On Earth, solar eclipses happen when the Moon covers the Sun. On the Moon, the roles are reversed. It's Earth that covers the Sun. Such an eclipse...

Latest Magnitude of eclipse Reference Libraries

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Eclipse -- A solar eclipse occurs when Sun, Moon and Earth are on a single line, the Moon being in the middle. Seen from the Earth, the Moon is in front of the Sun and thus part or all of the light of the Sun is hidden by the Moon. Thus it may seem that a piece has been taken out of the Sun, or that it has suddenly disappeared. There are three types of solar eclipses: -- A partial solar eclipse: Only part of the Sun and the Moon overlap -- A total solar eclipse: All of the Sun...

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