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2008 Total Solar Eclipse

Posted by BC on July 19th, 2008

Total Solar Eclipse - Espenak   Are you starved for a Total Solar Eclipse? Earth has not seen one since 2006, but on Friday,  August 01, 2008, observers in prime places will witness…no. Observers will experience a Total Solar Eclipse. The prime real estate is in far northern Canada, northern China, Siberia, and the Arctic. Cold climes will be the place to go for this one.

The partial phases of the August eclipse will touch a wider range as the lunar shadow crosses Earth from the far northern region of North America through the southeastern areas of Asia. Although the Southern Hemisphere and most of North America are not included in this eclipse, many online podcasts will provide realtime views.

The next Total Solar Eclipse will occur on July 22, 2009.

For more information and maps, go to the Sky and Telescope site.

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