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! :)
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20 May 2012 15:50 CEST