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

Eclipse images can be submitted to our Facebook Page or to news@redorbit.com Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com 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. It will be the first annular eclipse of the sun visible from the west coast in 18 years, and...

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...

2011-06-01 09:05:28

By Dr. Tony Phillips - Science @ NASA It sounds like an oxymoron: a solar eclipse at midnight. According to NASA, it's about to happen. "It might sound like a contradiction to have a solar eclipse in the middle of the night, but this is what we will see in northern Norway, Sweden and Finland on June 1st," says Knut Joergen Roed Oedegaard, an astrophysicist at the Norwegian Centre for Science Education in Oslo. At this time of year, he explains, the sun doesn't set in Arctic parts of the...

2010-07-12 06:20:00

A total solar eclipse plunged remote islands into darkness on Sunday after it began its 6,800 miles arc over the Pacific. The effect was so stunning in Tahiti that it drew crowds away from the World Cup in Polynesia to point their eyes to the sky instead. About 5,000 astronomers spread out across French Polynesia to look at the eclipse through special glasses. Thousands of other stargazers gathered on Easter Island, which scientists said would be the most impressive spot to view the...

2010-01-15 14:30:00

People in Africa and Asia gathered together Friday to view the shining ring during the annular eclipse. According to NASA's website, the eclipse began in Africa by passing through Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Somalia.  After its stop there it reached its peak when crossing over the Indian Ocean. The path ended in Asia, where the eclipse could be seen in Maldives, southern India, parts of Sri Lanka, Myanmar and China. Residents in Kenya's capital Nairobi...

2006-03-29 05:15:00

ACCRA, Ghana -- Schoolchildren cheered as the first total eclipse in years plunged Ghana into daytime darkness Wednesday, a solar show sweeping northeast from Brazil to Mongolia. As the heavens and Earth moved into rare alignment, all that could be seen of the sun were the rays of its corona - the usually invisible extended atmosphere of the sun that glowed a dull yellow for about three minutes, barely illuminating the west African nation. Automatic street lights flickered on, authorities...

2005-10-03 06:15:00

MADRID -- Thousands of office workers in Spain and Portugal streamed into streets on Monday to marvel as an orange disc appeared around the black sphere of the moon, the sky darkened and it suddenly turned chilly. The annular eclipse, in which the moon covers 90 percent of the sun, was fully visible in narrow band across the Iberian peninsula, the first time it had been seen there since 1764. According to NASA, a partial eclipse was also seen within a broader path of the moon's penumbral...

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