Annular Eclipse of the Sun on April 29, 2014 in Antarctica


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This annular eclipse on April 29th is a rather rare one according to eclipse guru Fred Espenak. You can read more about it here.

The annular phase lasts less than a minute as you can see in the animated graphic above. Shortly after maximum phase, the sun and the moon sets in Antarctica. Another point - the annular phase only occupies a small area of Antarctica.

Australia and some of its neighboring islands will see a partial eclipse of the sun. The next partial eclipse of the sun can be seen from the United States and Canada on October 23rd of this year.

The suns disappearing represents sunset.
(I used Starry Night Pro 6.3, Voyager 4.5, and Adobe Flash.)


Our Moon, one hour before sunrise for April 23rd.
The next lunar eclipse, as seen from the states, will be on October 8th during the morning hours.

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The software for this image is free and can be found at http://www.stellarium.org/. It's also great to use if you want to know what the Moon looks like three days or three years from now. It's very easy to use! (My fireflies are rugged in all weather conditions!)
A very nice manual simplified down to 18 pages with lots of pictures in how to use Stellarium!

What time is sunrise or sunset for you? Check this website out (time and date.com).

Orion one hour after sunset last night (April 17).


April 15th total lunar eclipse page (Click graphic)


Retrograde motion of Mars for 2014

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Mars will begin its retrograde motion on March 1, 2014. It will reach opposition on April 8, 2014. It will end the retrograde motion on May 20, 2014. Mars will be closest to Earth on April 14th at a distance of 57,406,300 miles.You will notice in the graph above that Saturn will begin retrograde motion on March 2nd with it ending on July 20th. Saturn will be at opposition on May 10th.

The landscape becomes bright and then dark because of the moonlight. Around late June, the landscape stays bright because the sun is up. Of course you can still see Mars in June, July and so on...but after sunset. I used Stellarium software to create the animation above.

Partial Eclipse of the Sun on October 23, 2014 which can be seen from the states!

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Total Lunar Eclipse October 8, 2014

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Total Eclipse of the Sun - August 21, 2017 - USA
LESS than three and a half years from now... are you ready?


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New information about the August 21, 2017 Total Eclipse of the Sun as of March 26, 2014 showing the state of Kentucky up-close!

The newest and most correct location for maximum duration is now near Carbondale Illinois.
Hopkinsville Kentucky has been determined NOT to be the center of maximum duration! USNO does not recognize NASA's data for this eclipse (for some reason) with NASA not recognizing USNO's data (weird)! USNO is United States Naval Observatory.

New eclipse website showing the state of Kentucky on August 21, 2017!!!


Past Animations

Click on the lunar eclipse graphic above for past animations of eclipses, meteor showers and more.


Click the graphic to see photos!

Past Photographs

November 7, 2004

January 30, 2001


April 1, 1997

May 15, 2005

November 20, 2003



September 22, 2013

 

Past Graphics

1996

July 2000

March 2002


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Updated on April 22, 2014