Sad to say I'm not in a part of the world to enjoy this, but in case you are…

Sad to say I'm not in a part of the world to enjoy this, but in case you are ... enjoy! Too bad as we've got a perfectly clear sky today. Classic. :)

Reshared post from +John Paul Caponigro

Ring Of Fire Solar Eclipse Today

This afternoon/evening's annular solar eclipse will be visible from much of Asia, the Pacific region, and western North America. Even if you're not in the regions with full eclipses occur, you may see a partial eclipse. Annulus is Latin for little ring, which is what you'll see when the moon blocks 94% of the sun at the peak of the eclipse; the moon won't fully block the sun because it is near apogee or the furthest distance from the earth (the opposite of this month's recent super moon).

Check this timetable to plan you viewing.
http://www.space.com/15620-solar-eclipse-may20-skywatching-tips.html

Before watching an eclipse, check these Safe Sunwatching practices.
http://www.space.com/15614-sun-observing-safety-tips-infographic.html
http://spaceweather.com/sunspots/doityourself.html

The Japanese Hinode spacecraft will travel through the eclipse path 4 times.
http://www.space.com/15745-annular-solar-eclipse-hinode-satellite.html

Find out more about todays solar eclipse here.
http://www.space.com/15657-annular-solar-eclipse-occurs-may20.html

Wikipedia has more on solar eclipses here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse

Be on the lookout for the many great photos viewers will make today.
Please post a link here in the comments if you find/have images to share.?


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