Posted by BC on April 26th, 2008
Solar eclipses are to be experienced, not merely watched. If you have never experienced a total solar eclipse, you have one more thing to add to your “things to do before I die” list. If you are fortunate enough to have experienced one, then you know what I am talking about. I went to Mexico for the Total Solar Eclipse in July 2001, and it was truly great.
Finding out where and when a solar eclipse will occur is not as difficult as it was in the past. Now Mr. Eclipse, Fred Espenak, NASA’s GSFC, has offerred a new tool for those who want specifics for the July 22, 2009, Total Solar Eclipse. It is never too soon to start planning, and investigation for specific areas of the path of totality can be accomplished through the new service.