Solar Eclipse Coverage

By: Susie77 , 10:14 PM GMT on July 21, 2009

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Space Weather News for July 21, 2009
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SOLAR ECLIPSE: The longest total eclipse of the 21st century is about to begin. It starts just hours from now at approximately 9 p.m. EDT on July 21st (0100 UT on July 22nd). The path of totality crosses many major cities in India and China, setting the stage for possibly the best-observed eclipse in history. Photos from the path of totality will be posted on http://spaceweather.com as the event unfolds.

COSMIC COLLISION: Evidence is mounting that something did hit Jupiter no more than a few days ago. The impact site (a dark "scar" in Jupiter's clouds) was discovered on July 19th by Australian amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley, and NASA astronomers quickly confirmed the find. Infrared photos posted on today's edition of Spaceweather.com are consistent with an asteroid or comet strike on the giant planet. The debris zone in Jupiter's clouds is itself as wide as a small planet, making it an easy target for backyard telescopes.

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4. Susie77
11:31 AM GMT on July 22, 2009
Auburn, watch your neighbors. ;)
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3. auburn (Mod)
1:54 AM GMT on July 22, 2009
I have a cool scope...but I dont know what to do with it...
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2. Susie77
1:52 AM GMT on July 22, 2009
Wish I could stay up all night/watch tomorrow!
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1. weatheringpoints
11:07 PM GMT on July 21, 2009
Hi Susie!
I'll be following along--hoping there will be at least one clear viewing site streaming live. Here are a couple of hot links (from the spaceweather.com website) to the countdown ;-) and webcasts for the eclipse--if anyone else wants to watch.

Link to "Longest Eclipse" story here

Link to multiple webcasts of tonight's eclipse (scroll down for list)


ALSO: Link to NASA's Jupiter collision image
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