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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. ūüôā

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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Wow it’s hard to believe that the 11 year cycle is just starting but won’t be in full swing until next year!

The Solar storms seem to be kicking off to a good start apparently, so far I’ve read of two major solar flare ups this year alone.¬† I think the first one was back in January and then this most recent one today.

The Solar flare erupted yesterday, and will be hitting us full blown today at 4 million mph! Damn that’s fast.¬† It will most likely or possibly cause issues with a number of things today, from possible power grid outages to GPS not wanting to work properly and so forth and so on.

According to the people who keep tabs on this thing, we can expect to see the Northern Lights all the way down here into Colorado, but with the full moon out there tonight, there might be some interference from the glow of the moon and we won’t be able to see much of the Northern Lights.¬† I would LOVE to see some Auroras, but who knows, there will most likely be some good possibilities to see them next year for sure since it seems the sun is going to be in its 11 year active cycle.

Another thing that is happening out there as well.¬† The Worm Moon, which is what the Native American’s call the March full moon is wiggling it’s way into the sky tonight.

The Native American’s called the March full moon¬†the Lenten moon. It¬†was thought to be the final full moon of winter, and a herald¬†of spring.

Native Americans named full moons to differentiate between seasons.

The Worm Moon¬†got it’s name¬†because in March the ground traditionally begins to thaw, allowing worms to start¬†emerging.

You can learn more about the Full Moon Names and Their Meanings by reading in the farmers’ almanac.

I hope you all enjoy this post.¬† I enjoyed writing it.¬† I’m sorry if my posts are few and far between, but it’s kind of hard to come up with something to blog about when not much is happening in your life and the likes :).


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