The Moon's shadow is something that has brought wonder and awe to people since the beginning of civilisation- no matter what their age, or culture! This site is about sharing that wonder with as many people as possible. To not only share the common culture of fascination, but to plant the seeds in the youth of today of inquiry and community.
Share the event with people across the globe, and share your experiences. As the shadow of the moon passes over the earth people will be sending photos of the event and their experience to you, bridging cultures, oceans and borders. You will be able to watch as the moon's shadow unite us in wonder as it passes over different parts of the globe. You will also be able to watch the shadow from outer space thanks to EUMETSAT who will provide us with live metrological satellite images every half hour from 5:00UT till 11:00UT. During this time the sun will go through some changes as well, and thanks to SOHO you can follow these stellar events as they happen.
If you wish to view an animation of the eclipse compiled from the EUMETSAT images please visit their site.
The animation, by Dr. Andrew Sinclair, shows the grey penumbral shadow where the eclipse will be seen as a partial one and the smaller red antumbral shadow where the eclipse will be seen as an annular.
The UT time is shown in the upper right-hand corner of the diagram
and the central line duration of the annular eclipse can be seen in the
lower right-hand corner. Find your local circumstance of the event here.
The animation, by Dr. Andrew Sinclair, shows the grey penumbral shadow where the eclipse will be seen as a partial one and the smaller red antumbral shadow where the eclipse will be seen as an annular. The UT time is shown in the upper right-hand corner of the diagram and the central line duration of the annular eclipse can be seen in the lower right-hand corner. Find your local circumstance of the event here.
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To view other pictures of the eclipse please visit the gallery!
If you have your own photos you would like to share, please send an email with the picture(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org . The subject line of the email will be the Title of the picture(s). Please include the Location. The body of the email will be the description. Optionally add this to the end of the email: “tag: solarastronomy2009? or any other tag you want.
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moon(n) O.E. mona,from P.Gmc. *maenon- (cf O.S.,O.H.G. mano, O.Fris. mona, O.N.mani, Du.maan, Ger.Mond, Goth. mena) from PIE *men(n)ses "moon, month"(cf Skt. masah "moon, month", Avestan ma, Pers. mah, Arm. mis"month;" Gk. mene "moon", men "month"; L. mensis "month"; O.C.S. meseci,Lith.menesis "moon,month";O.Ir mi, Welsh mis, Bret.miz "month"),Sotho Kgwedi(Moon,Month), Zulu -nyanga (moon,month,healer) - moon: [...] from an Indo-European root shared by Latin mensis and Greek mën ‘month,’ and also Latin metiri ‘to measure’ (the moon being used to measure time). | Satellite Gk. selene - selas "light, brightness(of heavenly bodies). Extended 1665 to satelliets of other planets