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2012-05-18 10:23:58

ST. LOUIS, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, May 20, an annular solar eclipse will be visible to those who live on the West Coast. Watching a solar eclipse can be an exciting and educational experience, but people should do so safely, warns the American Optometric Association (AOA). Looking at a solar eclipse without proper protection can result in serious eye damage, the association says. A solar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth and moon are positioned nearly in a...

Hinode Will Capture Annular Solar Eclipse This Weekend
2012-05-18 03:39:13

On May 20-21, 2012 an annular eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor along Earth's northern Hemisphere -- beginning in eastern Asia, crossing the North Pacific Ocean, and ending in the western United States. A partial eclipse will be visible from a much larger region covering East Asia, North Pacific, North America and Greenland. During an annular eclipse the moon does not block the entirety of the sun, but leaves a bright ring of light visible at the edges. For...

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...

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...