Annular Solar Eclipse on May 20 in Western U.S.

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Annular Solar Eclipse on May 20 in Western U.S.

Postby Hunchback Jack » 18 May 2012 20:18

So for all you amateur astronomers out there, there's an annular solar eclipse happening this Sunday in Western U.S.

Map and safe viewing directions here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/1 ... 25657.html

Is anyone planning to go see it? Omph, looks like you might be not too far away. SR, are you anywhere near the tail end?

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Re: Annular Solar Eclipse on May 20 in Western U.S.

Postby SandRider » 19 May 2012 07:27

we should be getting the first half or so, as the sun is setting ...
it should be very interesting, looking forward to it ...

wondering if I should go out into the flat to observe, or
up in the hills at the edge of the valley and look down ...
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Re: Annular Solar Eclipse on May 20 in Western U.S.

Postby lotek » 19 May 2012 18:29

What's the best place to view the eclipse in Southern California?

A: The partial solar eclipse will occur late in the day in Southern California on Sunday, beginning at 5:24 p.m., reaching its maximum coverage at 6:38 p.m., and exiting the sun's path at 7:42 p.m., just 10 minutes before sunset. "That means the sun is fairly low in the northwest, and you want a clear view of the northwest horizon," said Griffith Observatory director Ed Krupp.

He suggested a place with a clear view of the northwest, with an elevated view and a clear horizon, to see the moon obscure the sun's beams. Griffith Observatory, which is run by the city of Los Angeles, will have extra telescopes and staff on hand to help people view the eclipse for free.

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Re: Annular Solar Eclipse on May 20 in Western U.S.

Postby lotek » 19 May 2012 18:30

couldn't find for Texas but it's likely to be the same advice no ?
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Re: Annular Solar Eclipse on May 20 in Western U.S.

Postby Freakzilla » 20 May 2012 08:54

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