Sunday, May 20, 2012

Viewing solar eclipse

  • Solar eclipse fever was spreading Sunday. Special solar eclipse glasses have sold out at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • The ring of fire solar eclipse brought crowds out onto streets with about 86% of the suns diameter blocked by the moon. Viewing parties were in full swing around California and other places where the eclipse was visible.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • The next solar eclipse will be on November 13, and is expected to be visible over northern Australia, according to NASA. Newmark said people should not peer up at the sky to view the solar event without special viewing equipment.
  • (CNN)
  • They plan to photograph the solar eclipse from winding Horseshoe Bend canyon outside Page. Theyve already scouted out their viewing site, which requires a 45-minute hike lugging all their equipment (two tripods, three cameras, four lenses and a solar telescope).
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  • The Taipei Astronomical Museum opened its doors at dawn Monday and Hong Kongs Space Museum set up solar-filtered way to work. The eclipse was already underway as the sun began to rise, but heavy clouds obstructed the view.
  • (USA Today)
  • Millions of people watched across the world today as a rare ring of fire eclipse crossed their sky.
  • (Desert Sun)
  • MOBILE, Alabama-- Anyone out at sunset tonight in greater Mobile got a brief but clear look at a partial solar eclipse in progress.
  • (Everything Alabama Blog)
  • Fresno-area residents will get a rare chance today to see a partial solar eclipse that will be visible across California -- but to see a full sun block-out, Valley residents will need to head north of Sacramento.
  • (Fresno Bee)
  • But scientists caution would-be viewers to be very careful because the suns damaging rays will remain powerful even during the annular solar eclipse.
  • (Newsday)
  • Sundays eclipse was a partial solar eclipse in which the moon blocked out about 84 percent of the sun. Viewing parties were popular in the Bay Area. About 500 people gathered on the top deck Of The Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland to watch the event.
  • (Abc Local Web)

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