Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Saturday: Partial Solar Eclipse Visible in South America, Antarctica

http://andrewcarnegie2.tripod.com/SolarEclipseSafetyCanali.GIF

This graphic shows one way to safely view a Partial Solar Eclipse / Partial Eclipse of the Sun or the partial phases of any other Solar Eclipse / Eclipse of the Sun by building a Solar Pinhole Viewing Box (a.k.a. Pinhole Camera) as shown above. After building this box, you must turn your back to the Sun and allow the light from the Sun to go through the pinhole and shine on a white piece of paper on the other end of the box (NEVER LOOK THROUGH THE PINHOLE AT THE SUN!).

(Graphic Source: Eric G. Canali, former Floor Operations Manager of the original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science (a.k.a. Buhl Science Center), Pittsburgh's science and technology museum from 1939 to 1991) , and Founder of the South Hills Backyard Astronomers amateur astronomy club.)

By Glenn A. Walsh

Reporting for SpaceWatchtower

A Partial Solar Eclipse / Partial Eclipse of the Sun, visible weather-permitting in the southern portion of South America and a small portion of Antarctica as well as small portions of the South Pacific and South Atlantic Oceans, occurs this Saturday afternoon.

A Partial Solar Eclipse / Partial Eclipse of the Sun takes place when the Moon blocks part, but not all, of the Sun's surface, visible from a specific portion of the Earth's surface. Although not as much scientific information about the Sun can be derived from a Partial Solar Eclipse / Partial Eclipse of the Sun, precise timings of the beginning and ending of such eclipses can help determine precise distances between the Sun and the Earth.

NO PORTION OF A PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE / PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN IS SAFE TO VIEW WITH THE NAKED-EYES (one-power), BINOCULARS, OR A TELESCOPE !

NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT ANY SOLAR ECLIPSE / ECLIPSE OF THE SUN, UNLESS YOU HAVE THE PROPER EQUIPMENT AND PROPER TRAINING TO DO SO SAFELY !

OTHERWISE EYE-SIGHT COULD BE DAMAGED PERMANENTLY !!!

Special Internet Link >>> SOLAR ECLIPSE / ECLIPSE OF THE SUN: TIPS FOR SAFE VIEWING

Predicted Times for Partial Solar Eclipse / Partial Eclipse of the Sun of Saturday, 2022 April 30

(EDT = Eastern Daylight Saving Time; UTC = Coordinated Universal Time)

Eclipse Begins: 2:45:19 p.m. EDT / 18:45:19 UTC

Primary Moon Phase: New Moon - Lunation #1229: 4:28 p.m. EDT / 20:28 UTC

This second New Moon in one calendar month is sometimes referred to as a Black Moon.

Time of Greatest Eclipse: 4:41:25.8 p.m. EDT / 20:41:25.8 UTC

Eclipse Ends: 6:38:01 p.m. EDT / 22:38:01 UTC

Internet Links to More Details on April 30 Eclipse ---

Link 1 (NASA) >>> https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsearch/SEsearchmap.php?Ecl=20220430 

Link 2 >>> https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/2022-april-30 

Link 3 >>> https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/partial-solar-eclipse-april-30-2022/ 

Link 4 >>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_April_30,_2022

Source: Glenn A. Walsh Reporting for SpaceWatchtower, a project of Friends of the Zeiss

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