solar eclipse

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solar eclipse

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solar eclipse

[′sō·lər i′klips]
(astronomy)
An eclipse that takes place when the new moon passes between the earth and the sun and the shadow formed reaches the earth; may be classified as total, partial, or annular.
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Blatchley at Pittsburg State University during the time interval of the annular solar eclipse of 26 January 2009, indicating a small decrease in decay rate at the time of totality in Australia, corresponding to 4.
The project's progress will be documented on a special website and Facebook page to be launched on April 17 (April 18 JST) until May 20 (May 21 JST), the day of the annular solar eclipse.
While most parts of the world will miss out on the opportunity to witness this spectacular astronomical event, Antarctica will be able to see this annular solar eclipse.
In an annular solar eclipse, the sun appears as a ring (annulus) with the moon blocking the sun's light.
Accommodation is rapidly being booked up by star- gazers keen to see the annular solar eclipse.
Sky gazers in northern Australia and the South Pacific witnessed a remarkable annular solar eclipse on Friday 10 May.
Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators (SPACE), C B Devgun said, "The solar eclipse on January 15 is the longest annular solar eclipse that will occur in the 21st century.
January 15 sees an annular solar eclipse, but this will not be visible from the UK, with the track crossing parts of Africa (the Congo, Uganda and Kenya), southern India and Sri Lanka, Burma and China.
14, 2001, observers in direct line with the moon and sun see a ring or "annulus" of sunlight around the silhouetted edge of the moon: an annular solar eclipse.
With April and May expected to witness a series of celestial shows such as two meteor shower events - one on 21-22 April and 4-5 May, and a partial lunar eclipse on 25 April, an annular solar eclipse on 10 May and on 20 April celebrated as Astronomy Day, Angry Birds fans can expect arch rivals birds and pigs fighting it out with the glittering spring night sky in the backdrop.
An annular solar eclipse is rare and occurs when the moon's shadow incompletely covers the sun, causing the sun to look like an annulus (ring).
Eclipse Executive Committee, which is a non-profit organization and known for a solid record in Internet coverage of astronomical events such as total solar eclipse, annular solar eclipse, total lunar eclipse, and Leonids meteor shower graphics which were appreciated and accessed by people from over 100 countries worldwide.