Solar Eclipses 2008

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Solar Eclipses 2008

Postby pbholmes » 22 Jan 2008, 21:35

Two solar eclipses are predicted for 2008.

First, there's an annular eclipse on February 7th, which will be best seen from Antarctica (if you're passing), but not visible at all in the Northern hemisphere.

The second is a total solar eclipse on August 16th, visible as partial here, but total on a track starting in arctic Canada and ending up in China.

February 7th, Annular, Southern

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August 1st, Total, Northern

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Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
Eclipse maps courtesy of Fred Espenak - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
For more information on solar and lunar eclipses, see Fred Espenak's Eclipse Home Page:
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/eclipse.html

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