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On Sunday the moon's shadow will sweep across Earth during one of the most remote total solar eclipses of the century.
The eclipse will be visible only along a narrow, 155-mile-wide (250-kilometer-wide) band that will cross the Pacific Ocean, starting north of New Zealand at 2:15 p.m. ET and ending in the southernmost tip of South America at 4:52 p.m. ET.
As it crosses the Pacific, the total solar eclipse will also darken a handful of remote South Pacific islands, including Easter Island
Total Solar Eclipse 2010 in America on July 11, 2010 – People have to witness two remarkable events today, July 11, 2010, the first one is the World Cup 2010 Finals featuring the Netherlands vs Spain live at the South Africa at exactly 2:30 pm ET and the other one is the total solar eclipse which is set to happen in the Earth today.
Apparently, the eclipse will begin at 2:15 p.m. ET north of New Zealand near the Cook Islands, continue past Easter Island and ending in Chile at the southernmost tip of South America at 4:52 p.m. ET. Furthermore, the eclipse will last the longest for 5 minutes 20 seconds over open Pacific waters at 3:33 p.m. ET on Sunday July 11.
This will be one of the best chances for those around the world to witness the total solar eclipse. Some parts of the America were not able to view the partial lunar eclipse so you better grab this opportunity now to make up somewhat for this rare event on Earth.
Please stay tuned here for the possible video live coverage of the Total Solar Eclipse 2010.
This is the 27th eclipse of Saros 146 (Espenak and Meeus, 2006). The series began on 1541 Sep 19 with the first of an unusually long series of 22 partial eclipses. The first central eclipse was total with a maximum duration of 4.1 minutes on 1938 May 29. Subsequent total eclipses in the series have seen an increase in the duration of totality. The 2010 eclipse marks the longest totality of Saros 146 because future durations will decrease.The series produces the first of 4 hybrid eclipses on 2172 Oct 17. The remaining 24 central eclipses of Saros 141 are all annular and span the period from 2244 Dec 01 to 2659 Aug 10. The series ends with a set of 13 partial eclipses the last of which occurs on 2893 Dec 29.
Solar eclipses of 2008, 2009 and 2010 — and their connection to the month of Av
Additionally, Mark has discovered through NASA that there will be three annual solar eclipses on the 1st of Av, beginning this year and running through 2010. We know that the month of Av — and especially the 9th of Av — has been the most trying period throughout history for the Jewish people.
Total solar eclipses have been a bad omen for the nations, while blood-red moons have been a bad omen for the Jewish people and Israel.
Total solar eclipses and the month of Av
On the first of Av in 2008, 2009 and 2010, there will be total solar eclipses.
NASA: Total solar eclipses occur on these dates:
* Aug. 1, 2008 (1st of Av)
* July 22, 2009 (1st of Av)
* July 11, 2010 (1st of Av)
The 1st of Av falls on these dates in 2008, 2009 and 2010:
* Aug. 1, 2008 (5768)
* July 21, 2009 (5769)
* July 11, 2010 (5770)
NOTE: The first of Av begins at sundown and ends at sundown the following day.