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Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse on Nov 3rd 2013

A total solar eclipse will occur on November 3, 2013. It is a hybrid eclipse (A hybrid eclipse (also called annular/total eclipse) shifts between a total and annular eclipse. At certain points on the surface of Earth it appears as a total eclipse, whereas at other points it appears as annular. Hybrid eclipses are comparatively rare) of the Sun.

This final eclipse of 2013 is the most interesting eclipse of the year. It is one of the rare hybrid or annular/total eclipses in which some sections of the path are annular while other parts are total. The duality comes about when the vertex of the Moon's umbral shadow falls on Earth's surface at some locations, but falls short of the Earth along other sections of the path. The unusual geometry is due to the curvature of Earth's surface that brings some geographic locations into the umbra while other positions are more distant and enter the antumbral rather than umbral shadow. In most cases, the central path begins annular, changes to total for the middle portion of the track, and reverts back to annular towards the end of the path.

However, November 3 eclipse is even more unique because the central path begins annular and ends total. Because hybrid eclipses occur near the vertex of the Moon's umbral/antumbral shadows, the central path is typically quite narrow.

The hybrid eclipse of 2013 is visible from within a thin corridor, which traverses the North Atlantic and equatorial Africa. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes eastern North America, northern South America, southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. When the shadow leaves earth, it will be Somalia where a 1 second total eclipse occurs at sunset!!

Totality will be visible from the northern Atlantic Ocean (east of Florida) to Africa (Gabon (landfall), R. Congo, DR Congo, Uganda), with maximum of 1 minute and 39 seconds visible from the Atlantic Ocean south of Ivory Coast and Ghana. This eclipse will not be visible at all from India.

More details here :

http://eclipsesindia.blogspot.in/    For a Live webcast Click Here

Link to webcast:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJPhI6QcxPo

Concluded Events

PENUMBRAL LUNAR ECLIPSE. 25th May 2013

A penumbral lunar eclipse will take place on May 25, 2013, the second of three lunar eclipses in 2013. It will be visually imperceptible due to the small entry into the penumbral shadow. It will not be visible from india. It will be visible from most of norther america, whole of south america, south west portions of Africa.

Starts at 08:23:15 IST
max 09:39:58 IST
ends at 09:56:49 IST

More details here :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_2013_lunar_eclipse    For a Live webcast Click Here


ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE, 10th May, 2013

During annular solar eclipse (also known as a "Ring of Fire" eclipse), the long, umbral shadow cone of the moon is too short to reach the Earth. In angular size, the moon's disk appears about 4.5 percent smaller than the disk of the sun. So, the effect is like placing a penny atop a nickel: a ring of sunlight remains visible surrounding the moon.
The shadow path from where the ring can be seen runs for thousands of miles, but will get no wider than 107 miles at the point of greatest eclipse. Much of the path falls over the Pacific Ocean, but at or soon after local sunrise, it will slice across a part of northern Australia (where it will be the morning of May 10) and the extreme eastern tip of Papua New Guinea, along with some of the nearby Solomon Islands.
At the point of greatest eclipse, the ring phase will last 6 minutes, 4 seconds. Hawaiians will see a partial eclipse when, at 3:48 p.m. Hawaii time, the moon will obscure about 32 percent of the sun's disk.
This eclipse will NOT be visible from India.

Timings of Eclipse :


Event Day Time (IST)
Eclipse begins 10th May 02h 55.1m
Annular eclipse begins 10th May 04h 02.7m
Greatest Eclipse 10th May 05h 55.2m
Annular eclipse ends 10th May 07h 47.8m
Eclipse ends 10th May 08h 55.4

1 Partial Lunar Eclipse on 4th June , 2012 from Shanghai, China
Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are exactly in line, when the Moon passes through the shadow of Earth and hence gets eclipsed. But this time Moon is not passing though the centre of the shadow but through an edge therefore only a part of the Moon will be eclipsed.
SPACE is taking a scientific expedition of approx. 50 students to Shanghai, to witness the Transit of Venus on 6th June, 2012.  For this group, it will be a double bonus as they will also be able to see “The partial Lunar Eclipse” on June 4th, 2012, which is not visible from India.
Live webcast From Shanghai , China by SPACE expedition Click Here

2 Venus Transit on June 6th, 2012,
Witness our lifetime's Last Venus Transit
For updates on Venus Transit - http://space-india.org/transit-of-venus/index.html
Live webcast From Shanghai , China by SPACE expedition Click Here

Annual Solar Eclipse on May 21st, 2012
Annual Solar Eclipse (ASE) occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are exactly in line, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun therefore only a part of the sun gets blocked. Hence the Sun appears as a beautiful golden ring of light or annulus, surrounding the outline of the Moon.
SPACE has targeted Hong-Kong, as the site to witness this wondrous Eclipse. What makes this location special is that the event will occur at sunrise giving observers a very strange ring of sunlight.
Livewebcast of ASE from HongKong by SPACE expedition Click Here

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Solar Eclipse Conference 2011 India

Solar Eclipse is an experience, a thrill, a surprise, a shock, a beautiful sight, a feeling of vastness, of supernatural power, of mystical and mystery; but more than anything it is a lifetime of memory.The Solar Eclipse Conference 2011 (SEC), celebrates the pursuit of humans to unravel the phenomenon of solar eclipses one at a time, to chase the umbral shadow across the surface of the Earth and to bring together on a single platform the excitement of travel, the joy of photography, the value of scientific research and recordings, of history and cultural implications, of demystifying this celestial event for public and to celebrate this event for fun and enjoyment.peration, support and help.
They have found a way to meet and share their memories and experiences, beyond the digital world, through this conference.SPACE is proud to present the Solar Eclipse Conference 2011 (SEC India), first time in the Asia Pacific region, to be organised from December 15-17, 2011 at New Delhi, India.
 
 
 
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