Hello All, afraid it has been the better part of a year or more since I have posted here, but the world keeps turning and moving on around the sun. I just wanted to remind y'al that on Sunday, May 20 there will be a Partial Solar Eclipse that can be seen over much of North America, sorry but it does favor the Pacific coast over the Atlantic. If you can travel and on this forum, I hope you can, there will be a track that runs from Lasen Vocanic Park in CA through NV right over Cedar City Utah, crosses rt 66 near the Grand canyon, over Albuquerque, NM ending in western Texas Along this track the Eclipse will peak with an Annular Eclipse or Ring of Fire, this means that it will be nearly a total eclipse, but the moon will be too far from the earth to totally cover the sun.
Google, "Eclipse 2012, May 20, for details about this event
Along the same line on Tuesday, June 5, Venus will transit the Sun, or simply Venus will march across the face of the sun.
both of these events are fairly rare but the transit of Venus won't happen again until 2117 or 105 years from now.
These are events that happen with the Sun, and can be harmful to your eyes, view with proper eye protection
Rainbow Symphony, carries Ecipse Shades, similar to the old fashioned 3D glasses but made specifically for looking at the sun.
They are less than a dollar a pair an can still be delivered in time for the eclipse. I have no connection to this company, but they make a safe product.
belowe is a sample of times and locations across the country, these just happen to be where my grand kids can be found.
Annular/Partial Solar Eclipse - Sunday, May 20, 2012
Location Start End
Riverside, Ca 1:56 PM (Sunset)
Phoenix, AZ 1:56 PM (Sunset)
DesMoines, IA 3:56 PM (Sunset)
Evansville, IN 3:56 PM (Sunset)
Atlanta, GA 4:56 PM (Sunset)
Venus Transit – Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Location Start End
Riverside, CA 3:03 PM (Sunset)
Phoenix, AZ 3:03 PM (Sunset)
DesMoines, IA 5:03 PM (Sunset)
Evansville, IN 5:03 PM (Sunset)
Atlanta, GA 6:03 PM (Sunset)
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