Sunday, November 20, 2011

Partial Solar Eclipse for November 25, 2011

It's the last eclipse of the 2011 Solar Eclipse season; make it meaningful. November 25, 2011 will bring us another partial solar eclipse, and this time over Antarctica, so a plethora of images won't come in. The moon will obscure 90.5% of the sun, making it a very good partial solar eclipse, so this should be picture-worthy if only we had photographers who lived in Antarctica. Yes, the July 1, 2011 eclipse was the same (no-one will be in the location of the eclipse), but nonetheless that eclipse did not block out so much sun as this eclipse will. NASA! Eclipse Webpage.


Belonging to Saros 123, this eclipse will be seen over New Zealand, the tip of Africa, and of course Antarctica, while the greatest eclipse occurs at 06:20:17 UT with a magnitude of 0.905 near the coast of Antarctica at latitude -68° 34.1’, longitude +82° 24’. It starts at 04:23:14 UT, and ends at 08:17:16 UT. For pure theoretical interest; "This is the 53rd eclipse of Saros 123. The family began with 6 partial eclipses from the years 1074 to 1164. By the time the series ends in 2318, it will have produced 70 eclipses in the following order: 6 partial, 27 annular, 3 hybrid, 14 total, and 20 partial eclipses. Complete details for Saros 123 can be found here." (Thanks to NASA)

Let the Eclipse Begin!

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