Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Europe's Partial Solar Eclipse

An eery light hovered over the mountains as F and I were snowshoeing under Monte Pelmo. Not only were we in the mountain's great shadow, but also under the moon's ombra in front of the sun this morning. Unfortunately a thin viel of clouds over our portion of Dolomites blocked a direct view of the spectacle of this partial solar eclipse, but we still sensed the world wth a strange vibrancy for a short while.

Here is a graphic of today's eclipse situation. For more information about how to better read the image and find out more, click here.

Dates for more eclipses to be seen around the world in 2011:

1 June - partial solar
15 June - total lunar
1 July - partial solar
25 November - partial solar
10 December - total lunar

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