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January 4, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse Reminder

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posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 09:25 AM
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Get out your lawn chair and popcorn because tomorrow morning my European, African and Asian brothers will be treated to the first partial solar eclipse of this year.

Although 3 others are scheduled for this coming year, I believe this will be the only one visible from my corner of the world this year.

January 4, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse Reminder


This year we’re in for a real treat! The citizens of planet Earth will be treated to not one – but four – partial solar eclipses.

The first partial solar eclipse 2011 is scheduled for January 4th, 2011, and will be seen in Europe, Africa and Central Asia. This eclipse will begin at 06:40:11 UT (Universal Time)) and culminates at 11:00:54 UT. The greatest eclipse – the point of time when the distance between the Moon’s shadow axis and Earth’s center is the minimum – will happen at 08:50:35 UT over northern Sweden. If you live in northern Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, you will be able to witness this eclipse.


And for those who want to get an early start, get that lawn chair out a little bit earlier and you will be treated to our annual quadrantids meteor shower...

Quadrantids Meteor Shower - January 3-4, 2011

All-in-all a pretty interesting night/day for those interested in looking up, have fun (I know I will...
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Peace
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posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 09:29 AM
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Cheers for the heads up.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 09:43 AM
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benintheuk,

No problem....I am pretty hopeful this freaking fog clears up before midnight, right now visibility here in Holland is near zero!!!

Peace



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 10:12 AM
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Its not too bad here although it is overcast



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 02:37 AM
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Sun is out from behind the clouds here so made up a quick Light Box to view it..Crappy picture but hey better than nothing..



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 03:01 AM
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I managed to get a good shot.... very cloudy here but it shifted for a few seconds...

Enjoy!



oooh tis very big! anyone know how to thumbnailit please?



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 03:02 AM
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ok I uploaded a smaller version...

Hopefully this will work


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posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 03:24 AM
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Spectacular photography work Yzzy!!!


It was cloudy here in all morning but thanks to a narrow band of clear sky I was able to see it as well....


Was not able to take any pictures without ruining my camera so here one from our local newspaper...



Source

Peace


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posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 09:22 AM
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I am sooo jealous! I would love to see the Eclipse. i live in the USA and well we cant see it here. I did get to see the Lunar Eclipse we had back in December. I stayed out till 5am in the freezing cold watching it from beggining to end. it was awesome! It was also really cool to see how all the stars appeared once it went dark..Eclipses are awesome!!



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