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Don't Miss this Eclipse Tomorrow!
Tomorrow, unless a fog rolls in off the Pacific Ocean, an eclipse will be completely visible and partially visible in parts of California and portions of the Southwest. The annular eclipse is expected to be seen by residents in parts of Eastern Asia and partially visible in the North Pacific, North America and Greenland as well according to NASA. Sadly, vast swaths of the country won’t even sneak a peek- the poor East Coast is left out of this eclipse.
During this annular eclipse the moon will not completely block out the sun but will cover most of it and leave a ring of light or “annulus.” This ring of light is also being called a “ring of fire.” Prepare to hear several amateur renditions of Johnny Cash’s most popular song and hit single from 1963; “Ring of Fire.” If not that there will be tons of people humming it ceaselessly all day and night.
The Los Angeles Times has a city-by-city breakdown of when the eclipse is slated to begin, end, and peak in several California cities.
Griffith Observatory will have staff on hand Sunday night providing talks about the eclipse at their public viewing on the lawn. Their telescopes, available to use for free will have proper filters. At the Observatory's gift shop, the Stellar Emporium, official Griffith Observatory Solarama viewing filters and Griffith Observatory Eclipse Glasses will be sold for your viewing pleasure.
San Diego residents can start setting up to see it because it will begin there at 5:27 PST. But do not look directly at the sun! The LA Times warned you, we are warning you, and NASA is here to tell you how to go about this to keep your vision intact and not damage your eyes to the point of blindness.
Eclipses can be viewed safely by following these NASA instructions.
For photographers a special solar filter is necessary for capturing the phenomenon on film but shops are selling out fast! Enthusiasts with binoculars or telescopes are advised to purchase a filter for their equipment.
If you miss this eclipse Sunday you can catch the next event which will be a total solar eclipse on November 13th.
The Hinode mission, which is a collaboration between NASA and Japan, will be taking images and video of the eclipse that will be viewable on the NASA website at a later time.
1944: Camano Class Light Cargo Ship was laid down for the US Army as FS-289 at Wheeler Shipbuilding in Whitestone, NY.
1955 - 1963: Used as a cargo supply ship for the Texas Towers, a network of advanced radar stations located off the Eastern Seaboard. In 1957, Capt. Sixto Mangual was commander of the AKL-17 and in 1961 it was rechristened the USNS New Bedford. The New Bedford, sailing out of State Pier, was keeping vigil when Texas Tower No. 4 callapsed off the New Jersey coast during a January 1961 nor'easter.
2006: Design of the Tesla Turbine began on June 11, 2006. The Sea Bird was sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service for commercial service.