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A Solar Eclipse is Coming!

Monday, May 14th, 2012

(Photo credit: NASA)

There is a solar eclipse coming, but we won’t be so lucky to see it here on the East Coast. It will be visible way out over the Northern Pacific ocean. This is a partial eclipse, which means there is a ring of sunlight around the moon. The sky will not appear dark during this eclipse, but with the proper kind of filtering one could see a remarkable sight. Even though you may not be able to see it in the sky, you can always to go to NASA who has a great eclipse page, so you can see what the eclipse looks like. Something you will be able to see is the “mini” moon. The complete opposite of the super moon you saw two weeks ago, the moon will be at the most distant apogee of the year. And don’t miss what’s in the Spring sky. All this and more on this week’s Sky Talk.

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