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  NASA - Total Solar Eclipse of 2006 March 29
Maximum eclipse in Paramaribo occurs at 09:51 UT, the Sun's altitude is 5° and the duration of annularity is 5 minutes 1 seconds.
Greatest eclipse occurs at 11:40:11 UT. The annular duration is 7 minutes 9 seconds, the path width is 261 kilometres and the Sun is 66° above the featureless horizon of the open ocean.
This is the 16th eclipse of Saros 144.
sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov /eclipse/SEmono/ASE2006/ASE2006.html   (591 words)

  Eclipse - Bailey's Beads - Crystalinks
A total eclipse is seen from places on the Earth's surface that lie along the path of the eclipse and are physically closer to the Moon, and so intersect the Moon's umbra; other locations, further from the Moon, fall in the Moon's antumbra and the eclipse is annular.
Total and annular eclipses both occur when the Moon lines up with the Sun exactly, but since the Moon's orbit is not perfectly circular it is sometimes farther away from Earth and doesn't always cover the entire solar disc from an Earthly vantage point.
A solar eclipse of 16 June 763 BC mentioned in an Assyrian text is important for the Chronology of the Ancient Orient.
www.crystalinks.com /eclipse.html   (3672 words)

 Annular Solar Eclipse of 2003 May 31
An annular eclipse (Latin "annulus") is one where the Moon is too small to cover the Sun completely, and leaves a proportion of the Sun showing.
Annular eclipses can pass unnoticed because the remaining part of the Sun is so bright the environment is not noticeably dimmed.
Annular eclipses occur with a slightly higher frequency than total solar eclipses, and are quite rare in small islands such as Britain.
www.geocities.com /blobrana/features/may31eclipse.htm   (317 words)

 Hermit Eclipse: Annular Solar Eclipse: October 3 2005
An annular solar eclipse occurs on Monday, 3 October, 2005, in Spain, Portugal, Africa, and the Indian Ocean.
The annular eclipse starts in the Atlantic at 08:41:00 UT, and ends in the Indian Ocean at 12:22:36 UT. The maximum eclipse is at 10:31:43 UT, when the annular phase will last just over 4½ minutes.
The annular eclipse begins in the Atlantic at 08:44 UT. It reaches Spain and Portugal at about 08:53 UT; the path at this time is just over 190km wide, and the eclipse lasts for around 4 minutes 8 seconds.
www.hermit.org /Eclipse/2005-10-03   (544 words)

 Solar eclipse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The magnitude of an eclipse is the ratio of the apparent size of the Moon to the apparent size of the Sun during an eclipse.
During a central eclipse, the Moon's umbra (or antumbra, in the case of an annular eclipse) moves rapidly from west to east across the Earth.
A solar eclipse of 15 June 763 BC mentioned in an Assyrian text is important for the Chronology of the Ancient Orient.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Annular_eclipse   (4283 words)

 Eclipse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An eclipse (Greek verb: ekleipô, "to vanish", though it derives from the prefix 'ex-', "away from", and Greek 'leipein', "to leave") is an astronomical event that occurs when one celestial object moves into the shadow of another.
Annular eclipse, which are a total eclipse of luminary where a thin ring of light is visible around the intervening object.
The ratio between the apparent sizes of the eclipsing body and that of the luminary is called the magnitude of the eclipse.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eclipse   (1399 words)

 Annular Solar Eclipse
Partial solar eclipses take place when the orbits of the sun and moon intersect but only part of the sun is covered by the moon.
Annular eclipses occur when the moon and sun align exactly, but the moon does not completely cover the full disk of the sun because its apparent size is not as large as the apparent size of the sun.
During these times, total solar eclipses can occur, and the duration of totality can last as much as 7 minutes, such as during the July 11, 1991 total solar eclipse.
www.astropix.com /HTML/G_SUN/ANNULAR.HTM   (295 words)

 Annular solar eclipse visible in South America 22 September 2006
The annular eclipse, as it is known, casts a dark shadow, but is less spectacular than a total solar eclipse because the sky does not go completely fl.
Despite the relative lack of drama, even annular eclipses are regarded as mystical and attract tourists by the busload and boatload to favorable viewing sites.
But if the Moon eclipses the Sun on the far side of its orbit, the satellite will not completely obscure the star's disc - and a ring or annulus of sunlight is seen.
www.newsahead.com /PREVIEW/annular_eclipse_Sun_Sep_06.htm   (266 words)

 SPACE.com -- Spacewatch Friday: Viewer's Guide: Strange Solar Eclipse on May 31
The closer one is positioned to the region of visibility of the annular eclipse, the larger the eclipse.
This is in stark contrast to most other total or annular eclipses, whose tracks usually begin at sunrise and take a course in a general easterly direction, ending a few hours later at sunset.
During any direct observation of the eclipse, your eye or must be protected by dense filters from the intense light and heat of the focused solar rays.
www.space.com /spacewatch/annular_eclipse_030523.html   (1957 words)

 CNN.com - Solar eclipse to set over eastern U.S. - December 19, 2001
Solar eclipse to set over eastern U.S. Dennis di Cicco captured this 1973 annular eclipse over Costa Rica in an image sequence that he combined with an earlier photo of the landscape.
Weather permitting, eclipse watchers in Costa Rica and a sliver of Nicaragua will catch a glimpse of the annular solar eclipse, in which the sun appears as a bright ring of light around the silhouette of the moon.
The annular eclipse shadow will become visible from the Pacific near the international date line in the morning; appear to race 8,000 miles (12,800 kilometers) in less than four hours; and disappear from the sight of viewers in the Caribbean at sunset.
archives.cnn.com /2001/TECH/space/12/14/eclipse.solar/index.html   (769 words)

 SkyEye - Eclipses
An annular solar eclipse is similar to a total eclipse except that the new Moon is near apogee and its disc appears slightly smaller than that of the Sun.
The partial eclipse may be seen from most of Africa, all of Europe and the Middle East, and western and central Asia.
The annular eclipse will be visible from Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana and a small portion of Brazil as well as much of the southern Atlantic Ocean The partial eclipse can be seen over a much wider area, including the eastern parts of South America and the western parts of Africa.
www.obliquity.com /skyeye/misc/eclipse.html   (842 words)

 ADASS 2005 El Escorial
For example, the last annular eclipse visible from Spain took place on the 1st of April 1764 and the next one will occur on the 26th of January 2028.
The eclipse will be visible as partial Eclipse in the whole Iberian Peninsula and as annular eclipse in a band of around 185 Km that crosses Spain from the northwest to the southeast.
The general weather prediction for the eclipse, based on statistical records of previous years, indicates that the probability of good weather and no clouds is about 50%.
www.adass.org:8080 /Conferences/2005/Venue/events/solareclipse   (434 words)

 CNN.com - Sun, moon put on show - June 11, 2002
The annular eclipse of the sun over the Pacific island of Tinian at 8:12 a.m.
Residents of Asia and North America were treated to a solar eclipse that left 97 percent of the sun obscured in the South Pacific and up to 70 percent hidden in parts of the Western U.S. (June 11)
An annular eclipse occurs when the moon is farther from the Earth than during a total eclipse.
archives.cnn.com /2002/TECH/space/06/10/solar.eclipse   (279 words)

 2002 Almost-Annular Solar Eclipse - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Solar eclipses occur when the Moon passes in front of the Sun in the course of its orbit.
An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon appears smaller than the Sun - the Sun appears to be like a ring.
Toward the south and the path of annularity there were some thick low clouds clinging to the mountains.
www.moonglow.net /eclipse/2002jun10   (2156 words)

But since the Moon moves in an elliptical orbit, not a circular one, there are times when an eclipse happens, and the moon is so far away that it doesn’t present a big enough disc to cover the whole surface of the sun.
Annular Eclipses are quite rare – there won’t be another one in these islands for another 80 years or so.
It’s always a big gamble – Eclipse watching is always completely at the mercy of the weather, and in this case our chances of a clear sky were not rated above 30 per cent by the local weather men.
www.brianmay.com /brian/annulareclipse0503/anecbrian.html   (653 words)

 ARVAL - Annular Solar Eclipse in Venezuela: 2005, April 08
A Hybrid Eclipse is in part Total, in part Annular, depending on the observer's location along the path of the Umbra on the surface of the Earth.
the maximum of the eclipse was at 18:17:41, and the annularity between 18:17:26 and 18:17:56.
To observe an eclipse during its partial phases, without optical instruments, project a small image of the Sun on a screen of white cardboard, using as a "lens" a tiny hole punctured with a needle in a piece of aluminum foil.
www.oarval.org /2005Apr08Ve.htm   (2646 words)

 annular eclipse concept from the Astronomy knowledge base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
has definition A solar eclipse in which the solar disk is never completely covered but is seen as an annulus or ring at maximum eclipse.
An annular eclipse occurs when the apparent disk of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun.
has definition An eclipse of the Sun in which the Moon is too far from Earth to block out the Sun completely, so that a ring of sunlight appears around the Moon.
www.site.uottawa.ca:4321 /astronomy/annulareclipse.html   (128 words)

 2003 Annular Solar Eclipse - Northern Scotland
This time, an annular solar eclipse was visible in the northern Atlantic, in Scotland, Iceland, and Greenland.
Below is a photo of the crowd gathered on the beach, during annularity.
I don't mind missing the eclipse, because I saw so many other things in Scotland that the trip was very worthwhile and I wouldn't hesitate to do it again.
www.moonglow.net /eclipse/2003may31/index.html   (956 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Moon's shadow moves across Earth
The annular eclipse, as it is known, cast a dark shadow over much of Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
An annular event is less spectacular than a total solar eclipse because the sky does not go completely fl.
The effect of an annular eclipse is to throw an "antumbra", or "negative shadow", on the Earth's surface as the Moon moves across the face of the Sun.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/sci/tech/4299074.stm   (651 words)

 Annular solar eclipse 31 May 2003
On Saturday, 2003 May 31, an annular eclipse of the Sun was visible from within a broad corridor which traverses the far Northern Hemisphere.
A partial eclipse was observed within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which included most of Europe (except Spain and Portugal) and the Middle East as well as from central and northern Asia.
The central line of the annular phase began at 4:02 UT in the north Atlantic Ocean to the southwest of Iceland and swept in a tight curve across western Iceland and the Denmark Strait to end at 4:14 UT in the north Atlantic Ocean, just off the Greenland coast.
www.xs4all.nl /~carlkop/zoneclips/eclipse.html   (568 words)

 A Chip Off the Sun
Eclipse watchers are occasionally tempted to glance at the Sun during the moments of maximum coverage.
Jay Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of astronomy at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, explains: "[During an annular eclipse], the Moon is slightly farther away from the Earth than average on its elliptical orbit, and so it appears a little smaller in the sky than usual.
Annular eclipses get their name from the ring of sunlight around the edge of the Moon at the peak of the eclipse.
science.nasa.gov /headlines/y2001/ast12dec_1.htm   (1179 words)

 ESA Science & Technology: Annular Eclipse 2005
An annular eclipse of the Sun swept across the Iberian peninsular on 3 October.
The eclipse, the first in the region for over 90 years, was witnessed by ESA staff located at the ESAC facility just outside Madrid, Spain.
The condition for an annular eclipse to occur, apart from the Earth, Moon and Sun lining up, is that the apparent diameter of the Moon is smaller than the apparent diameter of the Sun.
sci.esa.int /science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=38074   (673 words)

 David Goh's Scuba Diving - Annular Eclipse on 22 August 1998 from Pulau Pemanggil
"Annular" means ring-shaped and an eclipse happens when a celestial body is blocked by another celestial body thus creating a rare and unforgettable experience for all.
In an annular eclipse, the sun would look like a ring as the moon came into alignment with it.
Pulau Pemanggil was one of the Malaysian islands which would be directly along the path of the eclipse, thus offering the participants an opportunity to go for a dive trip and see the eclipse.
www.geocities.com /SouthBeach/Tidepool/3488/Eclipse/eclipse-980822.htm   (380 words)

 Eclipse -- from Eric Weisstein's World of Astronomy
Eclipses may also occur involving when the shadow of the closer body occults the farther body.
Lunar eclipses, when they occur, are offset half a synodic month.
Annular Eclipse, Eclipsing Binary, Lunar Eclipse, Partial Eclipse, Saros Cycle, Solar Eclipse, Synodic Month, Syzygy, Total Eclipse
scienceworld.wolfram.com /astronomy/Eclipse.html   (151 words)

 Annular Solar Eclipse of 2005 October 03
The solar corona is not visible during annular eclipses.
The limb profile can be used to calculate corrections to the contact times or to determine the graze zones at the northern and southern limits of the umbral or antumbral path (Table 8).
The annular eclipse of 2005 Oct 03 is the 43rd eclipse of Saros 134.
sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov /eclipse/SEmono/ASE2005/ASE2005.html   (1153 words)

 1999 Annular Eclipse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The annular eclipse was visible from a narrow track across Australia, with clear weather reported at most sites.
As always at an annular eclipse, it became clear from the final solar crescents that the moon wasn't big enough to cover the sun.
I heard from Robert Eather, who made an IMAX movie of the annular eclipse, that Tennant Creek, much farther east in Australia, was clear for the annularity, and only a small part of the partial phases were blocked from view.
www.williams.edu /Astronomy/eclipse99/annular   (460 words)

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