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Fri Apr 20, 2012, 10:45 PM

 

May 20 Annular Solar Eclipse (x-post from New Mexico group)


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http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/20/4429739/albuquerque-considered-best-location.html

On May 20th, the first annular eclipse in 18 years will be visible from the United States. Albuquerque, New Mexico is said to be the best urban location to view this "ultimate astronomical event." An annular eclipse occurs when the moon covers most of the sun's disk leaving a thin ring of light around the edge appearing as a "ring of fire."

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Reply May 20 Annular Solar Eclipse (x-post from New Mexico group) (Original post)
Voice for Peace Apr 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2012 #1
Voice for Peace Apr 2012 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2012 #4
Voice for Peace Apr 2012 #9
roamer65 Apr 2012 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2012 #5
roamer65 Apr 2012 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2012 #8
Voice for Peace Apr 2012 #10
roamer65 Apr 2012 #7

Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 10:47 PM

1. Wish I could see it!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 10:56 PM

2. it's passing over No CA

 

if you're anywhere in driving distance in CA go, it's unforgettable.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:00 PM

4. Well, I'm in SoCal...

I'm probably closer to Arizona!

I have seen one eclipse, the one in 1991 in Hawaii. It was unforgettable.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 12:14 AM

9. I never thought I'd see another in my lifetime without travelling to far lands.

 

In 1972 there was one in Nova Scotia which was centered right at our farm. It seemed miraculous that an eclipse would come to me. But twice! I'm in Albuquerque, couldn't be better situation. 40 years.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 10:58 PM

3. The big one is August 21, 2017.

The first full solar eclipse in the continental USA since Februrary 1979. I am already planning on being in the path of totality.

I remember staying home from school in 1979 and seeing 80% of the sun covered. I am told totality send shivers right up your spine.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:01 PM

5. Do you know where the path will go?

I'll go see it if it's anywhere near me...

Or maybe even if it isn't.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:06 PM

6. Click on the map on the wiki page at the link below.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:26 PM

8. Thanks!

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 12:19 AM

10. aha I just learned the difference between annular and total

 

the one I saw in '72 was total
this one will be annular but no doubt still marvelous

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:09 PM

7. Plus don't forget June 5, 2012 Venus transit.

Last one until 2117.

You will be able to see this from your home, CaPeggy!!!

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