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dmfalk

Eclipsing matters...

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As many of you know, later this afternoon, there will be an annular (not total, but ring-like) solar eclipse that sweeps from China to Japan over the Pacific and to the western US.

Guess what? I live right in its path as it makes landfall here in northwestern California! :)

The biggest city that will see the eclipse is Tokyo, at about 7:30am Japan Time, or about 2:30pm Pacific Time here. Ustream has a "superchannel" page at ustream.tv/solareclipse with many live streams, most of which it seems are in Japan.

The eclipse starts here in Eureka at 5:20pm, peaks around 6:20, and ends at 7:20, with only about an hour-long second "day" afterwards, before sunset. At its peak, the Sun will be 96% obscured by the Moon, as the Moon's disc will be smaller than the Sun's, thus why it isn't a total solar eclips. It will get dark, nonetheless, cloudy or clear! :)

Have fun! Don't get blinded! :)

d.m.f.
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Added: 6 years, 3 months ago
 
Kolo
6 years, 3 months ago
WAAAA! I Live in Europe :(((((((
Winterimage
6 years, 3 months ago
I saw a 90% eclipse about ten years ago. Not enough to make it dark, but enough to dim the lights a little. I had a pair of eclipse glasses, and watched the whole thing from beginning to end.
CyberCornEntropic
6 years, 3 months ago
I managed to see the Sun looking like a crescent around maximum.  It was cloudy all day, though, which actually worked to my favor, as they could block most of the sunlight that would have seared out my eyebulbs from their sockets otherwise.
dmfalk
6 years, 3 months ago
This was the way to do it. :)

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
6 years, 3 months ago
I don't have/want a cell phone nor is my old telescope easily available to me.
dmfalk
6 years, 3 months ago
Having a cellphone is essentially a necessity, as, while my mother and I live on the same lot, I don't sleep in the house, and the cellphone is her only way of reaching me. :P It doesn't get much usage, otherwise, except to set the time or order a pizza. :)

My reflector telescope is my second- The first was a refractor that I got when I was young, that I hated using, as it was too clumsy for me. The smaller body of the reflector is easier for me to handle. :)

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
6 years, 3 months ago
As you probably already know, I don't like phones and have no desire for a cell phone.  I'd even get rid of or find a way to mute my landline if I didn't need it for dial-up.

My reflector was a cheap one that I used a few times to look at Halley's comet once (I think) and at a glob of light that was purportedly Saturn.  My dad has a far better reflector set up, but I forgot it was available.  Not that I want to risk damaging someone else's stuff, of course.  In any case, the cloud cover was too thick for a pinhole projection, else I would have just parked myself under a tree and looked at the shadows of the leaves.
Shokuji
6 years, 3 months ago
What day? o.x;
CyberCornEntropic
6 years, 3 months ago
Sunday, May 20.  By now, it would be too late to see it.
Shokuji
6 years, 3 months ago
Ah, well I'm sure someone took some video of it and posted it on the net, anyways. =p

Thanks. ^^
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