Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Solar eclipse excitement sweeps Asia

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Straight till you get to Jacket Rd.
    Posts
    7,578

    Solar eclipse excitement sweeps Asia

    CNN) -- Skywatchers are gathering from parking lots in western India to music festivals on remote Japanese islands to witness what NASA describes as an "exceptionally long" total solar eclipse that will cross half the planet on Wednesday.

    The eclipse is expected to reach its peak over India at around 12:40 a.m. GMT Wednesday (8:40 p.m. ET Tuesday).

    Though the duration of greatest eclipse will occur over the Pacific Ocean at six minutes, 39 seconds, people in some areas of China and Japan will experience up to more than six minutes of darkness, according to predictions by Fred Espenak of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and J. Anderson of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

    The 15,150-kilometer (9,415-mile) journey of the moon's shadow across the Earth will last nearly three-and-a-half hours and be "one of the longest eclipses, if not the longest eclipse, in this century," Binzel said.

    I sure would LOVE to see this!!

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapc...pse/index.html
    "I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I'm an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after."

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to DollyPardonMe For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Atlanta GA
    Posts
    7,447
    This is very cool. The longest total eclipse this century.

    Thanks for the link.
    Please help find Gerry Largay, 66, missing on the Appalachian Trail in Maine.
    http://www.wlbz2.com/news/article/25...ssing-in-Maine

  4. #3
    That was absolutely beautiful, the bits and pieces I saw on tv.

Similar Threads

  1. Total lunar eclipse early Tuesday
    By Dark Knight in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-28-2007, 08:44 AM
  2. Solar system to welcome three new planets
    By Beyond Belief in forum News that makes you smile!
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-18-2006, 12:04 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •