Solar Eclipse on July 11, video

Posted by Parasshuram on July 10th, 2010 in Environment, World News | 3 Comments

On July 11 2010, not only will there be the World Cup Final between Spain vs Holland, but there will be a total solar eclipse.

“As it crosses the Pacific, the total solar eclipse will also darken a handful of remote South Pacific islands, including Easter Island (Isla de Pascua)—about 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers) west of Chile”, reports National Geographic.

Because of the path of the eclipse is so remote, it will be seen by very few people.

According to wikipedia The eclipse will be visible over much of the southern Pacific Ocean, touching several small islands including Tuamotu in French Polynesia and Easter Island, as well as the southern tips of Argentina and Chile in South America.[2]

Nasa reports On Sunday, 2010 July 11, a total eclipse of the Sun is visible from
within a narrow corridor that traverses Earth’s southern Hemisphere.
The path of the Moon’s umbral shadow crosses the South Pacific Ocean
where it makes no landfall except for Mangaia (Cook Islands) and Easter
Island (Isla de Pascua).
The path of totality ends just after reaching southern Chile and
Argentina.
The Moon’s penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a
much larger region covering the South Pacific and southern South America


 

Post a new comment

Your Thoughts

(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-1043921-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview');