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Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Ring of Fire


[en.wikipedia.org]


Aw… I just want to witness an annular solar eclipse that will happen on Monday:
"In an annular eclipse, a tiny shift in distance that results from celestial
mechanics means the Moon does not completely cover the Sun's face, as it does in
a total eclipse. Instead, for those directly under the alignment, the Moon
covers most of the Sun's surface, and a ring-like crown of solar light blazes
from the edge of the disk." – news. Yahoo.com

… maybe just a glimpse of it.

"According to veteran NASA eclipse-watcher Fred Espenak, the
total eclipse track will run from west to east on Monday from 0606 GMT to 0952
GMT.
It will traverse the Indian Ocean and western Indonesia before petering
out just short of Mindanao, the Philippines
.
The partial eclipse will be seen
in a much wider swathe, including the southern third of Africa, Madagascar,
Australia, Southeast India, Southeast Asia and Indonesia."

Hmm… looking forward to this rare event, are you?

Related Topics: Personal (People Are Stupid), Science Cannot Explain Everything , Philippines (Philippine Geography)

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2 comments:

Can't wait to see one. If I'm not mistaken, there will be one in near time right?

@Basketball Basic... Yup, but I think it's not annular eclipse.

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