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Solar eclipse July 22, 2009

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halcyondays

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<p>Hope this is the right place, and happy new year to all.</p><p>I am considering&nbsp;a trip to the 2009 solar eclipse - this would be my third.&nbsp; It is said to be one of the best this century, and so will certainly be the best in my remaining lifetime (though I think there's one in the US around 2017 or so).&nbsp; Anyway, as some of you may know, the path of totality tracks from Western&nbsp;to Northern India, to Nepal, right across China, just south of Japan and then half way across the Pacific.&nbsp; </p><p>I was wondering which was the best place to view this when taking&nbsp;weather/cloudiness into account.&nbsp; I attach a&nbsp;link on this from a NASA webpage showing relative cloudiness.&nbsp; It looks to me that Eastern China (Shanghai is in the totality track) may be the best compromise as between accessibility and reasonable chance of clear skies.</p><p>http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2009/TSE2009iau/TSE2009-fig06.GIF</p><p>Any thoughts - thanks.</p>
 
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<p>I'm also considering a trip.&nbsp; I'm considering Shanghi, but I don't like the weather prospects.&nbsp; I already got clouded out once in Hawaii, 1991.&nbsp; But at least mainland China is large, and it shouldn't cost too much to hire a driver to help me dodge the clouds.&nbsp; I hate organized tours, and I want to do some scuba diving on the trip, so coastal Asia makes sense to me, although I haven't yet checked out the diving in that area.</p>
 
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Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Hope this is the right place, and happy new year to all.I am considering&nbsp;a trip to the 2009 solar eclipse - this would be my third.&nbsp; It is said to be one of the best this century, and so will certainly be the best in my remaining lifetime (though I think there's one in the US around 2017 or so).&nbsp; Anyway, as some of you may know, the path of totality tracks from Western&nbsp;to Northern India, to Nepal, right across China, just south of Japan and then half way across the Pacific.&nbsp; I was wondering which was the best place to view this when taking&nbsp;weather/cloudiness into account.&nbsp; I attach a&nbsp;link on this from a NASA webpage showing relative cloudiness.&nbsp; It looks to me that Eastern China (Shanghai is in the totality track) may be the best compromise as between accessibility and reasonable chance of clear skies.http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2009/TSE2009iau/TSE2009-fig06.GIFAny thoughts - thanks. <br />Posted by halcyondays</DIV><br /><br />Awesome! It's on my birthday!! I wish I could go to see it too!!
 
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amaterasu

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Hope this is the right place, and happy new year to all.I am considering&nbsp;a trip to the 2009 solar eclipse - this would be my third.&nbsp; It is said to be one of the best this century, and so will certainly be the best in my remaining lifetime (though I think there's one in the US around 2017 or so).&nbsp; Anyway, as some of you may know, the path of totality tracks from Western&nbsp;to Northern India, to Nepal, right across China, just south of Japan and then half way across the Pacific.&nbsp; I was wondering which was the best place to view this when taking&nbsp;weather/cloudiness into account.&nbsp; I attach a&nbsp;link on this from a NASA webpage showing relative cloudiness.&nbsp; It looks to me that Eastern China (Shanghai is in the totality track) may be the best compromise as between accessibility and reasonable chance of clear skies.http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2009/TSE2009iau/TSE2009-fig06.GIFAny thoughts - thanks. <br />Posted by halcyondays</DIV><br />yup, i'm thinking of travelling to Tokara archipelago.&nbsp; looks like a beautiful place, too.&nbsp; :)<br /><br /><br /><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/1/14/91a45fcf-6bfb-4bea-9e1a-1181cfcbd9a0.Medium.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br /><br /><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/12/13/bc1f4f34-7100-4123-9df1-9de9bb9bd121.Medium.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br /><br /><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/9/5/29ec9691-cdcd-4a46-8592-ec63f3b32304.Medium.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br />and i almost forgot to say. . .<br /><br /><font size="2" color="#ff6600">happy new year to all :)</font></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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weeman

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Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Hope this is the right place, and happy new year to all.I am considering&nbsp;a trip to the 2009 solar eclipse - this would be my third.&nbsp; It is said to be one of the best this century, and so will certainly be the best in my remaining lifetime (though I think there's one in the US around 2017 or so).&nbsp; Anyway, as some of you may know, the path of totality tracks from Western&nbsp;to Northern India, to Nepal, right across China, just south of Japan and then half way across the Pacific.&nbsp; I was wondering which was the best place to view this when taking&nbsp;weather/cloudiness into account.&nbsp; I attach a&nbsp;link on this from a NASA webpage showing relative cloudiness.&nbsp; It looks to me that Eastern China (Shanghai is in the totality track) may be the best compromise as between accessibility and reasonable chance of clear skies.http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2009/TSE2009iau/TSE2009-fig06.GIFAny thoughts - thanks. <br />Posted by halcyondays</DIV><br /><br />If only I could afford going over seas for a solar eclipse! I've never seen a total eclipse; the closest I've seen was when I was in the third grade, and we were outside as a class watching the sun disappear, and even then it didn't go totally dark. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><strong><font color="#ff0000">Techies: We do it in the dark. </font></strong></p><p><font color="#0000ff"><strong>"Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.</strong><strong>" -Albert Einstein </strong></font></p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>If only I could afford going over seas for a solar eclipse! I've never seen a total eclipse; the closest I've seen was when I was in the third grade, and we were outside as a class watching the sun disappear, and even then it didn't go totally dark. <br />Posted by weeman</DIV><br /><br />There are two coming up in the US in the next decade or so... <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>There are two coming up in the US in the next decade or so... </p><p>An Annular elipse on May 20, 2012</p><p>&nbsp;http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2012May20Agoogle.html</p><p>And a Total Solar Eclipse on Aug 21 2017</p><p>&nbsp;http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Aug21Tgoogle.html</p><p><br />Posted by MeteorWayne</DIV><br /></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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weeman

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Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'> <br />Posted by MeteorWayne</DIV><br /><br />I'll be anticipating that 2017 total eclipse! Assuming the world does not end in 2012 <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-wink.gif" border="0" alt="Wink" title="Wink" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><strong><font color="#ff0000">Techies: We do it in the dark. </font></strong></p><p><font color="#0000ff"><strong>"Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.</strong><strong>" -Albert Einstein </strong></font></p> </div>
 
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Elle721

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my bday is july 21 and my grandmas the 22nd s oi would really love to see this but i live in NY wheres the closest place i could go?
 
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MeteorWayne

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Elle721":12zih94o said:
my bday is july 21 and my grandmas the 22nd s oi would really love to see this but i live in NY wheres the closest place i could go?
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Since it depends on where you live, and the path of totality tracks from Western to Northern India, to Nepal, right across China, just south of Japan and then half way across the Pacific.

Which is closest to NY? Probabaly China....
 
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