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Wed May 16, 2012, 02:09 PM

Solar eclipse 2012: The best place to view it in California? (Sun, 5/20)

Solar eclipse 2012: The best place to view it in California?

Q: What places will see the full annular eclipse?

The full annular eclipse will begin around sunrise in southern China; head over Hong Kong and Guangzhou; pass over Taipei, Taiwan; then Tokyo; come close to Alaska's Aleutian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; then enter North American through southern Oregon and northern California, passing through Eureka, Redding, Chico and Lake Tahoe; and then moving through Reno, Nev.; Zion National Park in Utah; the Grand Canyon and the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona; Albuquerque, N.M.; and end near sunset near Lubbock, Texas.

A much wider swath of the world will see a partial eclipse, including eastern China, the Philippines, Korea, Siberia, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and much of the United States except for the eastern seaboard.

NASA has produced a list of times of the eclipse in cities in the United States and foreign countries; an interactive Google map also provides times for any point in the world. The times are set to Universal Time, which is seven hours ahead of California time.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/05/qa-wheres-the-best-place-to-view-rare-solar-eclipse-in-southern-california.html

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pinto May 2012 OP
mike_c May 2012 #1
pinto May 2012 #2
XemaSab May 2012 #3
Retrograde May 2012 #4
Kablooie Jun 2012 #5

Response to pinto (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2012, 02:14 PM

1. sunday forecast in Eureka is "partly cloudy..."

...which often means overcast here, with zero sun visibility. I'm playing it by ear-- if the weather is perfectly clear and cloudless, I'll watch from my front yard or maybe even head out to the coast, which is just a couple miles west, to watch it over the Pacific. If it's overcast, I'll drive up route 299 east to the top of the summit, about 20 minutes away. It's likely to be clear up there, just far enough inland to avoid the marine layer.

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Sun May 20, 2012, 03:37 PM

2. Kick - Late afternoon / sundown today.

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:39 AM

3. My house turned out to be a mighty fine spot

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #3)

Fri May 25, 2012, 08:46 PM

4. I forgot about it until I saw the shadows on my neighbors' house

Covered with crescent shadows from the trees. I was wondering why it had seemed to get dark all of a sudden.

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 04:34 PM

5. The best place to see it today in California is on your computer.

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