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Eclipse Geeks - All you ever wanted to know about eclipse and other celstial bodies

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External/Internal
Contacts of Umbra

U1 = 22:06:16.9 UT
U2 = 22:11:46.7 UT
U3 = 01:33:42.6 UT
U4 = 01:39:10.9 UT

External/Internal
Contacts of Penumbra

P1 = 20:56:07.0 UT
P4 = 02:49:21.5 UT

Maxiimum

Path Width: 236.9 km
  147.2 miles
  Duration: 05m 46.3s

 Time Greatest Eclipse 23:53:53.3 TD 23:52:46.6 UT

Time Ecliptic Conjunction

23:48:07.8 TD
23:47:01.2 UT

Solar Safety

During an An Annular Solar eclipse when the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun, it does not cover it, as in a Total Solar Eclipse, instead it leaves a ring of bright sunlight surrounding the Moon; daylight levels will not seem that much different to normal levels.
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As the Moon crosses the Sun's exact-centre, viewers can experience a circular rim of sunlight completely surrounding the darkened Moon and the Sun will have the illusion that it has a large hole in the middle.

This ring of light is blindingly bright and although the Sun may be obscured by up to 94% it must not be viewed without approved eye protection or solar filters for binoculars and telescopes. It must be stressed that all safe solar viewing protocols are observed.

The Sun during an Annular is extremely powerful and permanent eye damage can occur if safe solar viewing protocols are ignored.

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The Annular Solar Eclipse occurs at the weekend and it is likely that many children and young students will be curious about the event and will want to watch the Solar Eclipse. All young children should be supervised ensuring that they follow all safe solar viewing protocols. We encourage everyone to observe the amazing Annular Solar Eclipse but to view it with the paramount objective as safety first.

Nature and Eclipses are a wonderful natural phenomena and brings to minds and hearts that we live on a big round ball silently turning in Space, that there are events of nature of which we have no control, and that the apparatus of the Solar System and its clockwork mechanism is indeed a wonder of life, the universe and everything.

Nature and Eclipses are a wonderful natural phenomena and brings to minds and hearts that we live on a big round ball silently turning in Space, that there are events of nature of which we have no control, and that the apparatus of the Solar System and its clockwork mechanism is indeed a wonder of life, the universe and everything.

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United States of America southwest region of the Annular Solar Eclipse 20 May 2012

Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas
First Solar Eclipse of 2012 - Annular Solar Eclipse 20 May 2012

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map credit: Eclipse-Maps.com/Michael Zeiler/Santa Fe/New Mexico/ USA

Bismarck ND USA
Sunsets just before eclipse has ended
Maximum Solar Eclipse Obscuration 59.85%

Anchorage AK USA
Maximum Solar Eclipse Obscuration 58.40%

Carson City NV USA
Maximum Solar Eclipse Obscurity 87:65%

San Francisco CA USA
Maximum Solar Eclipse Obscurity 84:22

Santa Fe NM USA
Sunsets before solar eclipse has finished.
Maximum Solar Eclipse Obscurity 87:08%

Honolulu HI USA

Maximum Solar Eclipse Obscuration 08.86%

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