ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Solar Eclipse Extravaganza May 20th 2012

Updated on May 15, 2012

The eclipse will occur in the late afternoon or early evening of May 20th throughout the northern American region.

A solar Eclipse occurs when the sun vanishes behind the moon., the moon revolves in its orbit around the earth and comes between the sun and the earth.

The moon blocks the light of the sun and a shadow of the moon is cast over the earths surface. This year is a very unique year, there will be a rare ring of fire, actually called an annulus.

The solar eclipse will be able to be seen in over 150 national parks. So grab your telescopes, cameras and lounge chairs and record the big event for a keep sake.

Remember while enjoying the solar eclipse, you do not want to look directly into eclipse, there are UV rays glaring down the visible of the sun which can cause serious damage to the human eye.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • cherrycrime26 profile image
      Author

      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @Carlarmes Well that sounds like quite the experience, thanks :-)

    • carlarmes profile image

      carlarmes 6 years ago from Bournemouth, England

      I have only seen one solar eclipse, the light faded, the birds stopped singing, time stopped for a number of minutes and then the day came back.

    • cherrycrime26 profile image
      Author

      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @Dexter I'm going to check it out myself as well, thanks Dex

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile image

      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the info! I will check it out - but not look directly at it!

    • cherrycrime26 profile image
      Author

      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @Stevew13 Yes I can't wait, there will be others :-)

    • STEVEW13 profile image

      Steve Wright 6 years ago from Norwich, England

      Such a shame it will only be seen in the North American region, I am sure there will be some awesome pictures online afterwards though. Thanks for sharing :)

    • cherrycrime26 profile image
      Author

      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @Cruelkindness Your welcome :-)

    • cruelkindness profile image

      cruelkindness 6 years ago from an angle view.

      Neither did I. Thank you for your hub.

      Cruelkindness (Subliminally Thoughtless)

    • cherrycrime26 profile image
      Author

      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @Georgie Your welcome, I'm going to try and catch it :-)

    • Georgie Lowery profile image

      GH Price 6 years ago from North Florida

      I did not know that there was an eclipse coming, thank you for letting us know! :)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)