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  • Disaster fears as 'monster' eclipse looms

    07/20/2009 3:40:10 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 1,069+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (article from AFP) ^ | July 20, 2009 | Correspondents in New Delhi
    THE world's most populous nations will gaze skywards on Wednesday as the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st Century lays a carpet of darkness across India and China, from Mumbai to Shanghai. The event is being hyped in the obscure world of eclipse-chasers as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which, due to its trajectory over some of the most densely inhabited areas on Earth, could end up being the most-watched eclipse in history. The American astrophysicist and acclaimed eclipse expert Fred Espenak has simply labelled the July 22 event "a monster". Total solar eclipses occur when the moon comes between the...
  • Total Lunar Eclipse: Thursday 5/15/2003; 9:00 PM EST

    05/12/2003 10:44:42 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 52 replies · 468+ views
    A total lunar eclipse should be brilliantly visible against the full moon on early Thursday evening, May 15th. Since most of the storms seem to have blown past, let's hope the skies will be clear and not covered up. Homeschoolers should take advantage of this (early evening) eclipse time to get some dramatic "free science homework credit" by spending a few minutes outside watching the moom suddenly "almost vanish" in an orange glow of reflected earthlight.