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Northern Australia Treated To Rare Full Solar Eclipse
2012-11-14 10:26:18

[Watch DailyOrbit Video highlighting Wednesday's Solar Eclipse] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A full solar eclipse plunged parts of Northern Australia into total darkness for more than two minutes on Wednesday, giving thousands of onlookers a spectacular show not seen Down Under in a decade. However, the total eclipse was only visible over a small strip of land in northern Australia and in at least some areas cloudy skies and rain obscured the show. The...

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2009-07-21 06:40:00

One one-thousand, 2 one-thousand, 3 one-thousand, 4 one-thousand... Continue counting and don't stop until you reach 399 one-thousand. Did that feel like a long time? Six minutes and 39 seconds to be exact. That's the duration of this week's total solar eclipse--the longest of the 21st century. The event begins at the crack of dawn on Wednesday, July 22nd, in the Gulf of Khambhat just east of India. Morning fishermen will experience a sunrise like nothing they've ever seen before. Rising out...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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