Keep An Eye Out For Today’s Solar Eclipse!!!

by on May 20, 2012

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Solar Eclipse todayToday, 5-20-12, starting at 5:24 p.m., a solar eclipse will start and at 6:38 p.m., the max coverage will be in effect.  In Los Angeles, like here in Menlo Park, it will appear that 85% of the sun will be eclipsed into a C-shaped light bulb!  Mt Fuji would seem to be the spot to see it full on eclipsed.

(Seriously???  6:38?  I’ll be 2/3rds through Game of Thrones right then!)

The next total eclipse of the sun will take place in 2017.

Remember to not look directly at the sun.  I did that once when I was in Jr. High and have had a “momento” of that brainless event ever since.

The official warning goes like this:

Never view the sun with the naked eye or with any optical device, such as binoculars or a telescope!

There will be a few online locations broadcasting if you can stand that kind of fast paced excitement.

  • Slooh Space Camera
  • Panasonic
  • Hong Kong Observatory
  • Hong Kong Space Museum

Or you can make your own pinhole projector…  which you can find quick instructions here:  exploratorium.edu

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