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Lunar Eclipse (03.03.07) and Solar Eclipse (18.03.07)



 
 
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Old February 25th 07, 01:40 AM posted to alt.astronomy
Harry Hayfield
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I would like to know if it is possible to ask if anyone has (or had)
posted any information about these eclipses (and if not, may I be
permitted to post some information on the best places to see it (based
on weather patterns and extent of eclipse)?

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Old February 25th 07, 01:44 AM posted to alt.astronomy
Phineas T Puddleduck
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In article . com,
"Harry Hayfield" wrote:

I would like to know if it is possible to ask if anyone has (or had)
posted any information about these eclipses (and if not, may I be
permitted to post some information on the best places to see it (based
on weather patterns and extent of eclipse)?



Google Eclipse - first link

http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/OH/OH2007.html

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Old February 25th 07, 06:21 AM posted to alt.astronomy
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Default Lunar Eclipse (03.03.07) and Solar Eclipse (18.03.07)

In article . com,
"Harry Hayfield" wrote:

I would like to know if it is possible to ask if anyone has (or had)
posted any information about these eclipses (and if not, may I be
permitted to post some information on the best places to see it (based
on weather patterns and extent of eclipse)?


Post away; it would certainly be on topic. (No need to ask permission,
anyway; this is an unmoderated group, as you can probably tell from the
regrettable signal-to-noise ratio.) Perhaps most of interest to
sci.astro.amateur, though; you could crosspost to 'cover the bases'.

Someone has already posted a link to Fred Espenak's site, a widely
respected source of eclipse data. But I don't believe it discusses
weather conditions very much.

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Old February 25th 07, 09:23 AM posted to alt.astronomy
Harry Hayfield
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Lunar Eclipse (March 3rd 2007)

This is predominately a UTC eclipse (by that I mean to see the whole
thing from start to finish you need to live in the UTC -2 to UTC +2
timezones) but as you can imaging trying to see anything astronomical
in March in Europe always runs the risk of rain (especially in the
UK!) so that rules out the majority of Northern Europe. The Med area
should have a better chance of seeing things (unless of course one of
our weather fronts crosses across), but the best place to see it would
be Northern / Southern Africa (as they are not known for rain in
March). If I had to plump for a place (considering the eclipse has to
happen at night) I would go for the area around Lake Chad. Wide
expansive views of everywhere (so no place for the moon to escape
detection) and although Lake Chad is shrinking, more than enough to
have as a backup in case your water reserves get a bit low.

Solar Eclipse (March 18th 2007)

With solar eclipses of course it's a simple question of "It's either
sunny or it's not!" and where the best eclipse is likely to be seen.
Well, for this one it's Northern Russia and the best place to see it
would be Tomsk (which is due to get a very nice 65% totality).
According to the BBC in March you can expect five hours of daylight,
an average maximum of -6C (20F), and unfortunately 13 wet days (with
more than a quarter of a millimetre of rain). So like most Northern
Hemisphere events, it's a question of picking the right place and
keeping your fingers crossed

 




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