Friday, August 1, 2008

Next Total Solar Eclipse on August 1, 2008 @ Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia

(also known as Russian eclipse, Chinese eclipse or Mongolian eclipse) A solar eclipse is a rarely observed phenomenon, while a total solar eclipse can be seen rarer by far – 5 or 6 times a decade. However, what happens even less frequently is a total solar eclipse to be observed exclusively in a particular part of the planet. Earlier on, eclipses were a source of distraction for professional astronomers and a small quantity of amateur fans only, but last two decades have changed everything. Since the total solar eclipse of 1999 in Europe - according to some statistics being the most-viewed one in history - the observations have been attracting more and more fans. There has even been invented the term ‘eclipse-chasers’ which means travelers who strive to be present at every single eclipse and count how much time they spend in its shadow. Click the following links:—

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Theme: Reduce Global Warming, Move Beyond Fossil Fuels
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Category: Solar Car Race & Solar Boat Race
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