Thursday, 11 October 2007

Solar Eclipses - N.A.S.A.

Watching the Moon pass Venus, Saturn and Regulus, and realising Regulus sits on the ecliptic, it seemed possible that there might be a solar eclipse about to happen. I checked in Stellarium, and it seems that this time round, close but no coconut. In Stellarium, the Moon passes just below the Sun, later today(11th Oct 2007), and becomes a new moon.

I decided to check to see what astronomers made of it. This site by N.A.S.A. predicts the next total solar eclipse to be August 2008.

This site has tables giving eclipses, both solar and lunar, from as far back as 2000BC, to 3000AD:

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