Beautiful Solar Eclipse!

It cleared just in time here in northern Minnesota for a great eclipse experience. My friend Jim joined me for a jaunt to Island Lake north of town, where we set up a couple small telescopes along a pleasant stretch of sandy beach. Clouds departed shortly before the moon took its first bite of sun.…
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561,667,292 A.D. – Date Of Earth’s Last Solar Eclipse?

How fortunate the moon and sun fit together so well during a total or annular eclipse. Despite their vast difference in size, the moon covers the sun in eclipse several times a year from somewhere on Earth. This neat trick is possible because the moon, though 400 times smaller than the sun, is also 400…
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