Friday, May 18, 2012

annular solar eclipse, 20th may 2012

if you are in asia or north america, check the map below to see if you can witness the annular solar eclipse this sunday, may 20th!

if you are along the path of visibility, make sure you use eye protection or some other clever trick for viewing the eclipse!!   since it won't be a total solar eclipse, the sun won't be entirely blocked by the moon and a small bright ring (or annulus, hence the name "annular eclipse") of sunlight will still be visible.

photo link

if you are not along the path of visibility, there are several options to watch online: click HERE!


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