Sunday, July 27, 2008

Solar eclipse

Check this out if you are going to Northern Maine for vacation at the end of July, beginning of August

I don't remember the last time I saw a solar eclipse. Back in college while I was taking Astronomy at Oneonta there was a 75% eclipse on Campus .It was March and the eclipse started around noon.
It can be a bit cool in upstate New York during March. Well, the temperature dropped about 20 degrees during the height of the eclipse and only about 75% of the sun was blocked out and that was only for a few minutes .
Ironically the Prof had disappeared to Florida where the total eclipse was .If i remember correctly it rained for days around the eclipse so there were no pictures to show the class
I think you have to go to Mongolia for totality on this one

Just heard the next one is July 2009 .So plan accordingly

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