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Tag Archive: eclipse

Aug 20 2009

July 22, 2009 – The Eclipse of the Dragon



In 2009, my eclipse chaser activity takes me to Eastern Asia, where the longest (max. duration of 6m 39s) total solar eclipse of XXI century is due to take place.…

Sep 24 2008

01 August 2008: The Solar Eclipse visits Siberia


One, two, three… and four! Four as the number of eclipses I’ve observed so far in my life: this one took place in Siberia.…

Apr 15 2006

29 March 2006: The Sun turns black over Egypt!



Six months after the October 3rd, 2005, annular eclipse (see the complete report), here comes a total eclipse, the second in my observing record after the last one of the 20th century (1999).…

Oct 07 2005

3 October 2005: the Ring of Light!


This was the first time I ever watched an annular eclipse, after the total one back in 1999. I already knew, but now I can confirm, that annular eclipses are generally less spectacular than total ones, especially in cases where the Moon is known to be significantly smaller than the Sun (the so-called magnitude of the eclipse).…