Friday, May 18, 2012

Solar eclipse

  • A solar eclipse is set to impress skywatchers around the world this weekend, and a team of NASA scientists are hosting a fun viewing party at one of the most spectacular destinations in the United States: The Grand Canyon.
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  • A solar eclipse will blot out part of the sun this weekend, and astronomers in Colorado are organizing what they hope will be the worlds largest viewing party in one place. Their venue: an entire football stadium.
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  • Excitement is building over a rare ring eclipse that is expected to be visible in California and other parts of the Southwest.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Just two weeks after the huge supermoon wowed skywatchers around the world, the heavens will offer up another observing treat — a solar eclipse on May 20 that should be visible from much of western North America.
  • (FOX News)
  • Eclipse fever has started, particularly on the West Coast and the Southwest of the U.S. where the path of the Solar Eclipse will pass this Sunday late afternoon.
  • (Salon)
  • ( As people across the United States scramble for a good position to observe the solar eclipse this Sunday (May 20), a Japanese satellite will get great looks from orbit.
  • (CBS News)
  • The first annular solar eclipse visible in the United States in nearly 18 years will occur on Sunday, May 20.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Almost all of North America will undergo a weird and dramatic event late Sunday afternoon (May 20). A partial eclipse of the sun will be visible, and for most, it will coincide with sunset.
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  • Visitors to America's national parks are used to seeing impressive displays of nature, but this weekend, some may be in for a special treat.
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  • On Sunday, May 20, at 5:30 p.m. PT, millions of Americans will witness an annular solar eclipse. In this unique event, the moon will cover only 94 percent of the sun, creating a spectacle worth capturing.
  • (CNet)

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