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Solar Eclipse On Sunday, November 3rd Will Be A Hybrid
2013-10-31 03:59:55

[ Watch the Video: Sunday Solar Eclipse Will Be A Rare Hybrid ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Parts of eastern North America, northern South America, southern Europe, the Middle East and several other parts of the world will be able to experience a unique type of solar eclipse this Sunday, November 3. The event is known as a hybrid solar eclipse, and according to Deborah Byrd and Bruce McClure of EarthSky, this type of event “appears fleetingly as an...

Solar Eclipse To Be Feature Attraction
2012-11-11 10:07:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Astronomers, other scientists and amateur space enthusiasts from around the world are preparing to converge on the coast of northeastern Australia, where spectators will be treated to a rare total eclipse of the sun later on this week. According to NASA reports, the eclipse will occur approximately one hour after sunrise on the morning of November 14, local Australian time. At that hour, the moon will pass directly in front...

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...

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...

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