'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse: The Science of Today's Strange Celestial Event

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posted on May, 9 2013 @ 12:27 PM
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'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse: The Science of Today's Strange Celestial Event
09 May 2013 Time: 11:27 AM ET


A potentially dazzling ring-shaped solar eclipse today (May 9) will be a celestial show sure to amaze for those able to view it. Weather permitting, the passage of the moon in front of the sun will make the star look like a cosmic "ring of fire" for observers in western Australia, where the best viewing areas are.

Skywatchers in certain parts of Australia and the islands of the Southern Pacific Ocean will be able to view the eclipse in person. If you don't happen to live in one of those areas, you can watch the solar eclipse live on SPACE.com, courtesy of the online Slooh Space Camera, beginning at 5:30 p.m. EDT (2130 GMT).

Parts of the Hawaiian Islands, the southern Philippines, eastern Indonesia, other parts of Australia, small areas of Papua New Guinea and a tiny part of New Zealand (weather permitting) could see a partial view of the eclipse.

During the solar eclipse, the moon will cover about 95 percent of the sun when it passes in front of the star's face, leaving Earth in the moon's shadow.


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posted on May, 9 2013 @ 12:32 PM
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This map shows the path of the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2013 May 10

The green marker labeled GE is the point of Greatest Eclipse.



eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov...

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posted on May, 9 2013 @ 12:41 PM
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Anybody?

I'm not going to do it, not again. I already made enough enemies today...

Sigh....oh well.

ATS solar eclipse

ATS solar eclipse

What I'm trying to say is, this was already posted.

I am so sorry...


Peace



posted on May, 9 2013 @ 12:45 PM
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I use search, did not find anything ..




"Ring of Fire" Solar Eclipse Today. Watch Online.

Annular Solar Eclipse

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www.BPEarthWatch.Com...


Raw: Australians View Total Solar Eclipse
Nov 14, 2012
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posted on May, 9 2013 @ 12:46 PM
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maybe thats why its so cloudy here today



posted on May, 9 2013 @ 12:46 PM
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Thanks for the heads up.


Peace



posted on May, 9 2013 @ 02:11 PM
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The annular solar eclipse of May 10, 2013 over Australia and the South Pacific

eclipse-maps.com...

Local Circumstances and Animations

"Diagrams showing the configuration of the eclipse including the local circumstances are available for the 105 locations given in the following table. All timing information is given in Universal time (UT). Animations showing the progress of the eclipse are also available for the locations specified"

astro.ukho.gov.uk...

Eclipse-track Maps; Climate Statistics for Locations along the Eclipse Track

eclipser.ca...



www.weatherzone.com.au...
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posted on May, 9 2013 @ 03:09 PM
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Total solar eclipse observed in July 2010, Atoll Hao French Polynesia and Easter Island ..

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posted on May, 10 2013 @ 04:01 AM
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Some of images & videos ..














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posted on May, 10 2013 @ 04:49 AM
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Stunning shots of the May 2012 solar eclipse ..



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www.flickr.com...

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www.livescience.com...
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posted on May, 10 2013 @ 05:01 AM
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Originally posted by operation mindcrime
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Anybody?

I'm not going to do it, not again. I already made enough enemies today...

Sigh....oh well.

ATS solar eclipse

ATS solar eclipse

What I'm trying to say is, this was already posted.

I am so sorry...


Peace


The first one was on another forum (not everyone checks those) and the thread got locked; the second one is from April 23rd, so not exactly new. This thread being hot on the heels of the event, it's the perfect place to post pics and videos.

Ok, here's an awesome image by Colin Legg



I wonder if there could have been the green flash as the Sun came over the horizon. That would've made it an even more remarkable sight.
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posted on May, 10 2013 @ 01:19 PM
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I agree, this thread is much better.


Good work MariaLida


Peace





 
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