Monday, July 20, 2009

Solar Eclipse - July 22, 2009

Wednesday will be another big day in Astronomy: a Solar Eclipse with a path of totality that crosses over China. The eclipse will last more than six minutes - the longest for several hundred years - and won't be surpassed until 2132.

Here are some sites worth checking out:
  1. Live Cast from Japan - be watching if you are teaching summer school!
  2. Exploratorium has a nice video about Eclipse Chasers.
  3. Try This from Exploratorium.
  4. NASA's Eclipse Page. So far I haven't been able to get on this one! Too busy!
  5. July 22, 2009 Solar Eclipse Wikipedia Entry.
Email me if you want to see my Solar Eclipse PowerPoint. Too big to upload to my site.

Here's one from Exploratorium of a Solar Eclipse in Turkey in 2006. Bailey's Beads and Diamond Ring are mentioned in this video.