Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Longest Total Solar Eclipse Tomorrow - July 22

From dawn until sunset tomorrow, Wednesday - July 22, the new moon will cover the Sun from the earth producing a total solar eclipse.

The forthcoming total solar eclipse will be the longest of the 21st century.

However, the total solar eclipse can only be completely seen from a small part of the Earth. It will be readily visible from Eastern China, India and different cities including Surat, Varanasi, Chengdu, Chongqing, Patna, Thimphu, Whuan, Hangzhou and Shanghai.

What most will experience is the moon's penumbra, which provides partial solar eclipse. These will be visible from South East Asia.

Looking at the sun directly with the naked eye or through binoculars is not advised as the absence of filters can cause eye damage.

*Some facts are sourced from Wikipedia and the solar eclipse image file above is from the Wikimedia Commons.

Tomorrow's total solar eclipse will be followed by the third of four lunar eclipse on August 6 for the year 2009.

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