Saturday, May 19, 2012

Solar eclipse

  • The last time an annular solar eclipse hovered above Los Angeles, in 1992, a "dumb cloud," as one young skygazer said at the time, ruined the show.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • A rare ring solar eclipse is coming to California on Sunday evening — the first of its kind to be visible from the continental United States since 1994.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Solar eclipse excitement is building, but one astronomer is trying to warn the masses: Dont look up into the sky with the naked eye during Sundays solar eclipse. To do so is to risk serious eye injury and even blindness, he said.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Seven years old and lounging in a tree listening to the radio, Baje Whitethorne Sr. wasnt aware of the lesson he was about to learn.
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  • Need a push to get out of the house to watch Sundays solar eclipse? Heres one: The next best chance for such an impressive solar eclipse in Los Angeles will be in 2071. The partial solar eclipse targeting L.A., beginning Sunday at 5:24 p.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Add Griffith Observatory and the Greek Theater to Los Angeles traffic woes on Sunday -- the same day as the partial solar eclipse.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • A solar eclipse is in store for the western United States on Sunday. Host Scott Simon lays out how eclipse-watchers should prepare with Dee Friesen of the Albuquerque Astronomical Society. Copyright © 2012 National Public Radio®.
  • (NPR News)
  • The new moon will be passing in front of the sun, blocking much of the sunlight falling on the Northwest. Sundays eclipse begins at 5:07 p.m., as the moon starts passing in front of the suns right side.
  • (Olympian)
  • The first annular solar eclipse visible in the United States in nearly 18 years will occur on Sunday, May 20.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • At 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, amateur astronomer Cory Schmitz of Ankeny plans to be watching a solar eclipse from multiple angles.
  • (Des Moines Register)

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