Solar Eclipse 2012

By: j2008 , 2:33 AM GMT on May 21, 2012

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This years solar eclipse has come and gone and made for quite a spectacular show. The Eclipse started around 530 local time and ended around sunset at 730. I engineered a cheap way to view the event by putting three sets of sunglasses together which I'm not fully sure wheather to consider safe or just dumb. In other news the second tropical depression of the year in the EPAC (East Pacific) has formed. I expect it to slowely travel to the NE generally paralell to the Mexican Coastline. It should become Bud by tomorrow afternoon or evening. I'm giveing it a 70% chance of being a hurricane sometime in its life as several of the models have hinted at. I'll have another update when/ if Bud forms.

2012 Solar Eclipse (j2008)
Best I could get of this years eclipse. You can faintly make out the ring as the moon gets illuminated
2012 Solar Eclipse

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2. whitewabit (Mod)
4:31 AM GMT on October 03, 2012
Columbia for the space shuttle and the crew that lost their lives in the disaster !!!

* Commander: Rick D. Husband, a U.S. Air Force colonel and mechanical engineer, who piloted a previous shuttle during the first docking with the International Space Station (STS-96).
* Pilot: William C. McCool, a U.S. Navy commander
* Payload Commander: Michael P. Anderson, a U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and physicist who was in charge of the science mission.
* Payload Specialist: Ilan Ramon, a colonel in the Israeli Air Force and the first Israeli astronaut.
* Mission Specialist: Kalpana Chawla, an Indian-born aerospace engineer who was on her second space mission.
* Mission Specialist: David M. Brown, a U.S. Navy captain trained as an aviator and flight surgeon. Brown worked on a number of scientific experiments.
* Mission Specialist: Laurel Blair Salton Clark, a U.S. Navy captain and flight surgeon. Clark worked on a number of biological experiments.
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1. nigel20
2:47 AM GMT on May 21, 2012
Thanks j2008
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