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Old 20.03.2015, 13:35
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Because the moon goes round the world, which goes round the sun.
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Old 20.03.2015, 15:06
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is solar eclipse seen at same countries every year?
No. The geometry of the moon's orbit around the earth doesn't repeat on a yearly cycle, so eclipses don't happen in the same place every year.

There are between two and three partial solar eclipses every year and a total solar eclipse happens about once every 1.5 years.

Look here to see where the next few eclipses will be visible from:

http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/list.html
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Old 20.03.2015, 15:46
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is solar eclipse seen at same countries every year?
As I mentioned before, the average interval between total solar eclipses for any given location in the world is around 360 years. If you don't want to travel to see a total eclipse, you may have to wait a very long time.
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Old 20.03.2015, 15:50
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This, from a Svalbard acquaintance
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Old 20.03.2015, 16:08
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Guess we can reopen this forum thread on the next Semptember 3rd 2081, this time with a total eclipse.
Looking forward to that. I'll be 133 y.o. by then.

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No. The geometry of the moon's orbit around the earth doesn't repeat on a yearly cycle, so eclipses don't happen in the same place every year.

There are between two and three partial solar eclipses every year and a total solar eclipse happens about once every 1.5 years.

Look here to see where the next few eclipses will be visible from:

http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/list.html
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As I mentioned before, the average interval between total solar eclipses for any given location in the world is around 360 years. If you don't want to travel to see a total eclipse, you may have to wait a very long time.

That it would happen on a Spring equinox is quite rare, no? It's no regular day, is it?
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Old 20.03.2015, 20:37
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That it would happen on a Spring equinox is quite rare, no? It's no regular day, is it?
Well look, eclipses are rare anyway, and there is only one spring equinox in 365 days, so yes, it's rare.
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Looking forward to that. I'll be 133 y.o. by then.

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Old 20.03.2015, 21:10
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Looking forward to that. I'll be 133 y.o. by then.

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Old 20.03.2015, 21:22
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Re: Solar eclipse

This is from Basel earlier today. 70% totality is quite underwhelming as it turned out


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Old 20.03.2015, 22:47
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Got an awesome view of the eclipse. Thanks London.
Hahaha I found the sarcasm on twitter this morning hilarious the cloud pics are funny!


Aw I enjoyed it hehe, I noticed that it went chilly and the light was a weird dim sort of light. Here is my (very crude, piece of welders glass and phone camera!) pic taken at around 10.30.

Have decided that I'd really like to see a "proper" one (totality). There are quite a few in the next 10 years but they all involve a bit of travelling, I probably wouldn't travel for this explicit reason so would have to look into how I could make one of the eclipsed locations into a holiday! If I can't do that, then will definitely go to Ibiza in 2026, it's always sunny there in august and I love it there anyway and it's not far to travel
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Old 20.03.2015, 22:47
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Thanks gal. I'll get back to you. Maybe we'll need parenteral administration, though.
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Old 21.03.2015, 09:41
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Thanks gal. I'll get back to you. Maybe we'll need parenteral administration, though.
But they'd presumably be in their 160s or more by then!
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Old 21.03.2015, 09:54
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The Islamisation of the West. The heavens have spoken:
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Old 21.03.2015, 10:07
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Eclipse or not, one day when we are all gone, we will be part of this galaxy anyway (so I heard). Looking forward to my soul hovering in unknown eternally and taking a good look at each and every planet.
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Old 21.03.2015, 10:24
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Have decided that I'd really like to see a "proper" one (totality). There are quite a few in the next 10 years but they all involve a bit of travelling, I probably wouldn't travel for this explicit reason so would have to look into how I could make one of the eclipsed locations into a holiday! If I can't do that, then will definitely go to Ibiza in 2026, it's always sunny there in august and I love it there anyway and it's not far to travel
Go to the KFC Eclipse 2017. Maybe LiB organizes an EF event.
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogl...21Tgoogle.html
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Old 21.03.2015, 11:00
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Eclipse or not, one day when we are all gone, we will be part of this galaxy anyway (so I heard). Looking forward to my soul hovering in unknown eternally and taking a good look at each and every planet.
Why wait, get some decent acid and do it now.
This is how we saw the eclipse.
(picture from times of malta)
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Old 21.03.2015, 11:16
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This is how we saw the eclipse.
(picture from times of malta)
Which mixture did you use?
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Old 21.03.2015, 11:25
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But they'd presumably be in their 160s or more by then!
22, I'm afraid you got the entomology wrong again. Pesky specialist terms....
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Old 21.03.2015, 23:12
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Taken from Svalbard, a few km outside Longyearben

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