Friday, May 18, 2012

a Burning Ring of Fire

May 20th--Sunday--the Moon will pass between the Earth and Sun, creating a solar eclipse. This one is a little different because the Moon will be at apogee (the furthest point in its orbit--the orbit isn't a true circle), so it won't completely cover the face of the Sun. Want to look? Go here for ideas (yes, it's about seeing upcoming Venus transit, but it still gives nice information about looking at the Sun).  Here too. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN (unless you're already blind--but then you wouldn't be reading this :)).

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