Archive for May 16th, 2012

Yes you read the title right people, there will be a solar eclipse this month. The date is May 20th, and it is an Annular Eclipse.  A solar eclipse is during the new moon phase, while the lunar eclipse is during the full moon phase. I know most people probably already know that, but I just thought I’d throw it in there anyways. 🙂

Your best bet to see the solar eclipse will sadly be over Japan and China and them, but Albuquerque, NM is right in line to see the full eclipse not long before the sun sets on that night, but the path of the annular solar eclipse for the best views in the USA will be starting from Eastern Panhandle of Texas through Central New Mexico, through northeastern Arizona, Southwestern Utah and a small sliver of Southwestern Colorado.  The path continue on through Central Nevada into Northern California and a small sliver of Southwestern Oregon.

Sadly for the rest of us we will be only seeing a partial eclipse, while the US east coast won’t be seeing it all, cause by the time it starts the sun will have set for them by then.  Apparently the Solar Eclipses will be occuring every 177 days and 4 hours. You can read more about the Solar Eclipse cycles on the following Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_May_20,_2012

Well I hope you all that will be lucky to see that eclipse will enjoy, and also I hope you all enjoy reading the info on the Wiki page(hopefully provided right) above.

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