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October 24, 1995
A Total Solar Eclipse
Albers, Dennis di Cicco (S&T Magazine), Gary Emerson (E. E. Barnard Obs.)
Copyright: Steve Albers
Pictured above is a total solar eclipse, with the
clearly visible surrounding the
Moon. This picture is a
of differently exposed photos of an eclipse that occurred on July 11, 1991.
Today there will be another total eclipse of the
Sun, the last until March
1997. The path of today's total eclipse will begin in the Middle East,
move though southern China, and end in the Pacific Ocean south of the
Marshall Islands. Those only near the path will see a partial solar
NASA keeps detailed
of the predicted path of the eclipse.
Tomorrow's picture: Painting with Solar Neutrons
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