quinta-feira, 31 de julho de 2008

Solar Eclipse: Friday, August 1st

On Friday, August 1st, the Moon will pass directly in front of the Sun producing a total solar eclipse. The narrow path of totality stretches from arctic Canada through Greenland, Siberia, and Mongolia, and comes to an end in China, where millions of people will witness the event. Even more people will see the partial eclipse, visible from almost all of Europe, the Middle East, India, Asia and a corner of North America. The action begins at approximately 09:20 UT (5:20 am EDT) when the Moon's shadow first hits Earth in northern Canada and begins its rapid sweep toward China.> > Visit http://spaceweather.com for photos, webcasts, timetables and full coverage of the eclipse.

Marco Aurélio Álvares da Silva

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