Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Eclipse Info for July 22

If you happen to be in certain fortunate parts of Asia or the Pacific on July 22, 2009 starting at 00:14:54 UTC, you may be able to witness the longest total solar eclipse of the century. For information on how you can view the eclipse on the web, check the links on this site.

Eclipse predictions including the animated GIF above are by Fred Espenak of NASA's GSFC. Based on past experience, it may not actually be animated on my blog, for reasons I don't understand (if not, see it animated here). I think I may have fixed it with some brute force HTML editing to override Blogger's handling of images.

If this eclipse signals the end of the world as we know it as some superstitious people no doubt believe, then, hey, it's been nice knowing some of you!

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