Science and Technology : Solar Eclipse Today, May 20, 2012

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  1. Chevron Dove

    Chevron Dove Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    For those who live in the western parts of the States, it is reported that you will be able to see a rare annular solar eclipse at sometime today:

    Solar eclipse
    By Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo!
    Sun, May 20, 2012, 7:12 am PDT

    Don't forget to look to the sky this Sunday. Most of western North America will be treated to a partial eclipse of the sun on Sunday afternoon. The solar eclipse will begin in China before it becomes viewable to folks in Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas.
    http://search.yahoo.com/search?cs=bz&p=Solar%20eclipse&fr=fp-tts-505&fr2=ps

    Why Sunday's Solar Eclipse 'Ring of Fire' Will Be Rare Sight

    When the moon blots out the sun in a solar eclipse on Sunday (May 20), producing a "ring of fire" in the sky, it will cover roughly 94 percent that of the sun and offer a rare view of our nearest star.

    …Fortunately, the moon can come closer to Earth than its mean distance. As a result, there are times when it will be large enough to totally eclipse the sun. In fact, there are occasions when the moon will be at a point in its orbit where its apparent diameter literally matches that of the sun (or very nearly so). The result is an annular eclipse that displays some of the characteristics of a total eclipse….
    http://news.yahoo.com/why-sundays-solar-eclipse-ring-fire-rare-sight-141738339.html
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    This articles also provided some more information about upcoming Solar Eclipses as well:

    …Next year: Interestingly, next year on Nov. 3, 2013, there will be a very
    special kind of solar eclipse — a "hybrid eclipse."

    The hybrid solar eclipse will start as an annular over the Atlantic Ocean about midway between Bermuda and Puerto Rico then transition into a total eclipse as the moon’s shadow heads for Africa. That eclipse will result in a partial eclipse at sunrise for the U.S. East Coast. And for some places, like Boston (which will not see any of this Sunday’s solar show), it will be their first solar eclipse since the year 2000.
    http://news.yahoo.com/why-sundays-solar-eclipse-ring-fire-rare-sight-141738339.html

     *Note: the date listed in this article for the hybrid solar eclipse, November 3, 2012, is wrong in regards to the other scientific reports of when it is suppose to occur, November 13, 2012.
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    Upcoming Solar Eclipses

    May 20, 2012 - Annual Solar Eclipse
    Nov. 13, 2012 - Total Solar Eclipse
    May 10, 2013 - Annual Solar Eclipse
    http://search.yahoo.com/search?cs=bz&p=Solar%20eclipse&fr=fp-tts-505&fr2=ps
     
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    thankz would love to see it or a video/picture of it when it happen
     
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    Chevron Dove Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    me too!

    One of these articles said that Japanese scientist are suppose to be taking pictures of it and someone else too, will be taking pictures from a sattelite.
     
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    There's a lot of footage of it on youtube.
     
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