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Annular Eclipse In Scotland

Sat May 31, 2003 12:26 pm

The news says that an eclipse is due in the north of Scotland on Sunday morning. Apparently, this rare type of eclipse is one where the sun appears larger than the moon, so the sun appears as "a ring of fire". I know there was a total eclipse over Europe in a couple of years ago, but it was reported that the weather played havoc in many areas, especially around England and France. Hopefully, the sky will be clear for those of you in the zone of the eclipse. Does anyone plan on seeing it? Post a picture or two if you can.
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RE: Annular Eclipse In Scotland

Sun Jun 01, 2003 3:33 am

I think people further south in scotland got a good view, but further north where it was supposed to be better it was cloudy.

Yeah there was a full eclipse a while back, but it pissed down for weeks, what a load of crap!
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RE: Annular Eclipse In Scotland

Sun Jun 01, 2003 6:48 am

The next time an annular eclipse is visible from Britain, I'll probably be pushing up the daisies (sometime in 2093!).

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RE: Annular Eclipse In Scotland

Sun Jun 01, 2003 8:51 am

David_itl, there should be a couple more visible in the near future elsewhere..just take a trip to see them.

The way I see it, if there is one in the near future, I can (hopefully) travel to see it, and if the weather is bad, use the IFR to blast the heck off the ground and check it out from the air.

That's the way it's done!

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RE: Annular Eclipse In Scotland

Sun Jun 01, 2003 4:19 pm

The sun appears larger than the moon in an annular eclipse beacause the moon is at it's furthest point from Earth(apogee). The moon orbits the Earth not in a circular path but more of an elliptical path meaning at certain points in its orbit it is much closer to Earth(perigee), if an eclipse happens at this time it will be total, and if it happens at apogee it will be annular.
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RE: Annular Eclipse In Scotland

Sun Jun 01, 2003 7:34 pm

Missed it  Sad It was slightly cloudy in the South of Scotland also.
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RE: Annular Eclipse In Scotland

Tue Jun 03, 2003 2:05 am

Dam I missed it 2 I was in my bed sleeping! It was like at 6 am was it not?
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RE: Annular Eclipse In Scotland

Tue Jun 03, 2003 2:10 am

Saw it! Even though it was only 84% of a full eclipse, I still saw it. That is, while trying to keep my eyes open, after playing DoD all night long  Laugh out loud

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