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See the Next Solar Eclipse in 2015

Updated on November 3, 2014

A real-life bucket-list experience!

This page will keep you informed about all of the upcoming total solar eclipses worldwide.

Scroll down to see the information about the exciting eclipse coming to the mainland USA!

Unlike the old days, you may now have the possibility to get a chance to see one live.

Just book your flight or cruise-ship to get yourself on the path of totality and experience it for yourself.

The next solar eclipse will happen on March 20th in 2015 - Mostly Europe

Solar Eclipse path of totality
Solar Eclipse path of totality

This total solar eclipse won't really be visible from any major population center. The best viewing will be from a set of remote islands (called Faero Islands). They will be in the path of over two minutes of incredible totality. Hopefully there will be cruise ship excursions to there! A side benefit would be the possibility of seeing the northern lights!

Faroe Islands are the only land based observation point

Eclipse Path
Eclipse Path

Warning!

If you look at a solar eclipse with your bare eyes, you will risk a chance of getting serious eye damage or go blind!

So please please never gaze directly at it.

ECLIPSE coming to the USA!

Incredible opportunity for MILLIONS, (see information next section).

August 21, 2017

next solar eclipse crossing USA in 2017
next solar eclipse crossing USA in 2017

See a total solar eclipse viewable in the continental US!

The USA hasn't seen an eclipse since 1991

This will be the first one to be seen countrywide since way back in 1918

The US has waited 26 years, that's long enough. Get ready for a lot of interest as this fuss about the 2017 event gets closer. Drop everything you would be doing on that special day and for once enjoy something really different for 2 and 1/2 terrific minutes.

"Only two and a half minutes? No way! I'm not even gonna waste my time for that!"

No, no - believe me - Get yourself there; get to the shadow, and see something you simply won't believe. You won't be wasting your time - not by a long shot.

Trust me please!

Please bookmark this page and I will keep you informed about all of the details.

AUGUST 21, 2017 is the big day (in the summer, PERFECT)!

Eclipse Glasses - CE Certified Safe Solar Eclipse Glasses - Viewer and filters (5 Pack) - Annular Solar Eclipse 2012

Total Addiction: The Life of an Eclipse Chaser
Total Addiction: The Life of an Eclipse Chaser

True stories from a REAL eclipse fan!

 

Concerning the big day when the eclipse comes to the USA

Do you plan to make the effort to get directly onto the path of the area of totality?

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Total Solar Eclipse

Nowadays, with modern affordable (well sort of for some of us) air travel, you can see and experience a real total solar eclipse in person.

You can even book to go on a cruise ship if the area of maximum is over water! Imagine the thrill of being exactly in the area of totality, so awesome. It must surely be something that cannot be really recorded with just a camera. To experience it in person with your own eyes is the way to go!

Bookmark this valuable page to keep track of ALL future solar eclipses.

There are other types of eclipses - total solar, partial solar, annular, and lunar. Partial eclipses are pretty happen fairly regularly.

Lunar eclipses can be seen only at night, but the attraction is that it can be viewed by half the planet in one shot, that covers a lot of people! But they are so BORING! Sorry, but it's like watching paint dry - OMG. You need to be partying or something to survive the many hours it takes to complete the transit.

Annular solar eclipses are not as common, but you need to use filters to see them, it's better you don't even know about them to avoid eye damage anyway.

But a TOTAL SOLAR eclipse -- this is a rare, and extremely beautiful experience, and the naked-eye breathtaking sight of totality is absolutely awe-inspiring to everyone in the microscopically narrow path in the center line! They are a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity to see the power of nature at its best. (So different than the horrifyingly negative display of nature, such as a tsunami or earthquake).

Please scroll down to see upcoming events.

Detailed information about each and every upcoming eclipse will be posted.

As the event becomes closer, flight and cruise information will be posted here.



See the difference between annular and total solar eclipses

One of the best eclipse videos ever posted on YouTube!

Listen to the excellent commentary

Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse
Total Solar Eclipse

Graphic of upcoming Solar Eclipses! - Look for your location in the world in see when you will get lucky!

photo courtesy of: http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/future.html

If you missed the one on November 13th, 2012 --> here is a link to a video and description

Eclipse November 13, 2012

March 9, 2016: Crosses Indonesia-Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, and Halmahera

August 21, 2017: Sweeps a 70-mile-wide path across the United States, moving across Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina

Please share your thoughts about solar eclipses!

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      Laura 3 years ago from Australia

      Nice lens, heaps of info!

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      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      It's happening right now!

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      leonasharon 5 years ago

      It is a beautiful visual.I am lucky enough to see it in my lifetime.

      The diamond formation just looks beautiful and the behavior of the animals is noteworthy.

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      rachel-hotair 5 years ago

      We look forward to taking off with a fleet of hot air balloons on November 13th 2012 west of Cairns, Great Barrier Reef. Please check us out www.hotair.com.au/eclipse we are really looking forward to it!!

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      pringle1troy 5 years ago

      This is cool

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      MantJaru 5 years ago

      Solar eclipse i an epic thing

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      theholidayplace 5 years ago

      top lens, great content, videos and images

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      Good work

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      Very Useful Lens.

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      Medicinemanwriting1 5 years ago

      Great Lens. Love the info. Solar eclipses are fantastic. I have only been able to experience one in my life, first hand that I could see. Always in the wrong place. Great work. Look forward to seeing more. Thanks. have a great day. Check out my lens about the blue moon on December 10, 2911,

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      Paki Bazar 5 years ago

      i love this blog you are working really good

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      Heather Burns 5 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      stellar lens, pun intended!

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      BlenderHead LM 6 years ago

      Awesome lens! Love eclipses! :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      a-w-e-s-o-m-e what's that spell AWESOME!

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      TIRMassageStone1 6 years ago

      Very cool!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I am so into astronmy and other stuff that I thought i saw a solar eclipse

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      abiralo 6 years ago

      A real-life awesome experience, its true!!!!

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      i once saw a solar eclipse and it took my breath away! cheers

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      I remember seeing one when I was young. My father rigged up something with a camera lens and projected it somehow so we could see it. Thanks for this info.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Kiss Me, I'm Irish! Lucky Leprechaun Blessings by a Squidoo Angel

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have seen two total eclipses - one in Turkey and one in Mozambique - I went to Shanghai in 2009 for the eclipse and it was cloudy so saw nothing but it was only a 50% chance it would be clear as it was in the summer and the rainy season. But the chances of sun 2017 should be better....so don't miss it - they are truly amazing - worth going from London to Shanghai with only a 50% chance. The longest and shortest 3 minutes in your life!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      not bad websight

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      huvalbd 6 years ago

      Personally I have only gotten to witness a partial solar eclipse and some lunar eclipses. As someone who got bitten by the Space Program bug as a child (and worked in the Program for 9 years), I would love to see a total solar eclipse. You have given everyone an easy way to plan for that. Excellent lens!

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      joanv334 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing!

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      duckeymomo90 6 years ago

      @anonymous: like really

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      duckeymomo90 6 years ago

      so awesome

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Everyone should make an effort to see a total solar eclipse in their lifetime. This lens has been blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      ezli007 6 years ago

      Very good lenses...keep it up...

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      Fox Music 6 years ago

      Thank you for this wealth of information!!

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      DestinationsHoliday 6 years ago

      Fascinating lens! I missed the recent eclipse due to my location (very cloudy that night). Enjoyed your pictures - beautiful! Very informative lens! Thank you~

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 6 years ago

      Fantastic assembly of information about solar eclipses! It is great to find everything in one place. I never really thought about the ones coming up in the future, but after the recent lunar eclipse they've been on my mind!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Aha, I was half asleep when it happened.. Apparently, the moon was huge, and turned red. O_O

      The next night, it was really big [the moon].. Like, ridiculously big... and it was yellow. o_O

      That sucks that we both missed it [I'm in Ontario, Canada] = (

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      MistyOakes 6 years ago

      Great lens! I look forward to the next solar eclipse. Thanks for the info. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Why can't n.j. see the partial solar eclipse of june 1,2011? It will be my first one. Guess I'll have to wait until 2017. I missed this lunar eclipse and it made me really upset!!!! Even my cousin is really upset too! My uncle got sick after he saw it. Think total lunar eclipses can make you sick????? : ( ????????????

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      dismantlerepair 6 years ago

      I remember gearing up for a solar eclipse when I was very young - probably around 6-7ish - and wondering what all the fuss is about. Looking forward to experiencing the on in 2017 though!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Woaah. There was an Eclipse that happened yesterday in Canada. STUPID ME, fell asleep. I don't know what it was called. but, please, does anyone know when the next LUNAR or SOLAR eclipse is ? I really want to see one ): PLease annd thaank you :)

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      sabrinasignsrocks 6 years ago

      Just watched the lunar eclipse.... LOVED it!!! :)))

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      TY I'm very excited about the 2017 eclipse..! Saw the one in 79 as a kid. Great links!!

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      WorldVisionary 6 years ago

      Cool lens! I've always been fascinated by eclipses.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have seen this in my own back yard during the 80's in Northern IL. we made a box like catraption with mirrors so we could view this awesome site.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hello,

      We intend to make a live web-cast of the Partial Solar Eclipse of 2011 Jan 04.

      Time : 07.00-10.30 UTC (09.30-12.30 local Israel time).

      The live event is free and open to all the interested.

      Web-cast page and information:

      Bareket observatory, Israel

      http://www.bareket-astro.com/live-astronomical-web...

      (move your mouse cursor over the upper-left flag in order to translate the materials)

      Please pass the information to all the interested.

      I hope that you'll be able to join us at the live event.

      Best regards,

      Ido.

      --

      ××¦×¤× ××××××× ×רקת, ××××××

      http://www.bareket-astro.com

      Bareket observatory, Israel

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      ezpostcard 6 years ago

      spectacular! it's a once in a lifetime moment to witness this.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      cool i can't wait to see it! :D:););D

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      trinimasive37 6 years ago

      cool lens

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      MentorPalokaj 6 years ago

      When I was a bit younger we had a partial eclipse in holland, we used old welding goggles to look into the sun. The whole country was in a bit of a fuss over all of it (we're not that big...) and it was fun to see a lot of people fixated on the skies.

      Anyway, great lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      im very excited to see the next solar eclips. personnaly ive never had the chance to witness one but november 13th i will no doubt be ready with my telescope set to see my very first solor eclips.! (:

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      Really nice information. thanks. I willl lensroll this to my lens about shooting stars

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      I love anything related to the cosmos...fabulous lens, informative and very well explained. It is great that you have carefully charted out the next celestial events for all of us to enjoy!

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      theconditionpod 6 years ago

      Great lens, thanks for the info

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I LOVE IT...PLZ KEEP ME INFORMED

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Awesome information! Can't wait to see this amazing event!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I witness my first eclipse in high school I was amazed I can't wait to witness the next one hopefully with my grandchildren.

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      Aika 6 years ago

      so cool! wish I had a telescope at that time to see the beauty of the eclipse.

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      Steve Charles 7 years ago

      I saw the total solar eclipse in the UK in 1999 - through the clouds!

      This is a really good lens. Thanks.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I'm looking forward to the 2017 eclipse. I'm a writer in Athens, GA and I covered the annular eclipse of 1984 for Astronomy Magazine. My article, titled "Sunshow in the Southland," is in the September 1984 issue. See y'all in 2017.

      ED TANT, www.edtant.com

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      this is so awesome im gonna see a totally awesome solar eclips in about four years give or take im so happy lol

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      im nine years old so the first eclips ill probly see is ,about 4 years im told, the solar eclips i can't wait!!!!!!!! :) gtg by

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      TomWhitehead 7 years ago

      Glad it's less than a year to the next UK eclipse! Shame it's only a partial...

      Great Lens!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I always miss Eclipse xP Because I'm never aware of them x( Sad but this will be my first....I hope x)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      we all thank you

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      tomorrow I am going to see the solar eclipse for the first time in my life. You are awesome:)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love reading about this stuff.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      there so beautiful~~~ :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      u r right. i was fortunate enough to see a total eclipse once. a awesome

      event to remember all my life. i don't mind waiting till 2017. it's worth waiting

      for.thank you.

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      JollyvilleChick 7 years ago

      Nice job presently a lot of useful information that's easy to understand. 5*

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      this is going to be my first eclipse ever

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      hello, i like this site because it shows you when the next eclipse is and where they are going to be exactly at. i remember i saw one i think last year and it was amazing i want to know more about the eclipse's.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I was in a lunar eclipse once!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      a great page from a paige

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      You fail to mention that if you look at a solar eclipse with your bare eyes, you will go blind! I think it's pretty important to inform people about that.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      im 21 n lucky to have witnessed 2 eclipses 1 total the other partial,l think l was 13 then,it was so spectecular but would love to witness another 1even a million more

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Oh, now that's cool. I remember for grade 6 (I was homeschooled) my geography, I believe it was [or science], was about the sun, etc. And it stated a list of upcoming eclipses. And so I asked my mom about it, and she said she's seen one!! So I decided tocheck it out 2DAY (I'm almost done gr8 now) [because I wrote 'eclipse' in a story I'm writing] and I just can't wait for one to occur!! But it says that America (hopefully that means Canada too -cuz I'm in Canada-) won't get one until 2017. HOLY SH*T!! i can't wait 7 years!!! ..but theres one THIS YEAR in July.. Too bad I'm only 13, and go to those places >.< ..Either way, no matter how short the thing is, Iam DYING to see a Total Eclipse. I think they're absolutely beautiful, and I wish they weren't so rare..

      = )

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Kewl Site! Thanx for the info!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: i have seen them too and i think they are so kool but they say thdat weird things can happen..

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      cool

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      JenOfChicago LM 7 years ago

      Great site - I remember watching one as a child, and I'd like to see one again someday. Blessed by a squidangel.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      MUY INTERESANTE, GRACIAS...

      PERO ES QUE HASTA AHORITA , HAN HABIDO MUCHOS TEMBLORES POR TODO EL MUNDO; Y CASI SIEMPRE QUE HAY UN ECLIPSE SOLAR, TIEMBLA EN EL LUGAR DONDE SE OBSCURECE MAS O EN ALGUNA PARTE CERCA.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I witnessed 2 eclipses in my lifetime so far- once in my teens- in the 80s in Malaysia (almost total solar eclipse) and once in my twenties- in the 90s in Indiana (total solar eclipse) I plan to see more soon, with my son and daughter...

      Nice informative site - I bookmarked it! My son loves your countdown clock! Good Job!

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      I've only seen a total solar eclipse once in the Philippines. I was much younger then and I cannot even remember how it looked like. I'm really hoping to witness another total solar eclipse. thanks for sharing the dates and areas. 5*

      Hope you could visit my lenses. Thanks

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Cool collection of photos, and videos. Nice site.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Excellent ! is the only word for the work you "SQUIDOO" guys did.. very helpful site.. thanks a ton.

      Cheers,

      Vinay

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I'm from India and i have witnessed a total solar eclipse here in my my hometown of Dharwad (Karnataka State, South India) back in February 1980. Let me tell you the spectacle is fabulous and is a not-to-be-missed event.

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      sciencefictionn 7 years ago

      Fascinating lens full of interesting information. 5 stars!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: where u live at and u got a teach named matticola?

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      amy1980 7 years ago

      Beautiful and informative! Thanks so much for all the information.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I had no idea that there was going to be a total eclipse here in the US in my lifetime, I plan to be in its path! thanks for the info. Missed the one in 79:(

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      hinterlander 8 years ago

      I remember seeing a partial eclipse in 1999 at mid-day when I was in the UK. It was strange as it went overcast, then dark breifly and the birds stopped chirping.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i wish i could see it but i live on the eastcoast of the untied states:(

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      The total solar eclipse 2009 would be the most perfect total solar eclipse in twenty-first century according to some people.

      More details for Solar Eclipse 2009.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      It`s an noble occupation to study the creation of God,tha all i can tel you.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I want to know whether we can make video/photograph the total solae eclipse with mobile camera?

      Well your blog is nice , very informative.

      Thanks,

      Krishna

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I heard that on the next solar eclipse (on 22 july) will have earthquake and tsunami hitting asia areas including singapore butanyway, nice blog!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Excellent effort to educate on eclipses.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love your blog! The pictures andf the videos are so amazing! But you're blog never tell me when the next solar eclipse will take place in South Africa so I will have to check out another website1 But thanks anyway fdor this cool blog!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Your lens would be a great addition to the 'Solar Technology and Solar Energy' Group

      ( http://www.squidoo.com/groups/solar )

      Feel free to add it anytime!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Best result for my Solar Eclipse Jan. 26 2009 search so far ! Thank you.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Last saw partial eclipse in Johannesburg a while ago and looking forward to 1/26 to see how much sun is obscured by the moon.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I've been eclipsed in 1999 (France) and 2006 (Turkey). And hopefully I can add China 2009 to this list. For all eclipse-virgins out there: Try to see a total eclipse once in your life - don't miss it if it passes within, say, 5000 km of you. : ) You will never forget the experience.

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      Linda Jo Martin 9 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I saw a total eclipse of the sun in 1972 in Quebec on the Gaspe Peninsula. My boyfriend (later my husband) and I hitchhiked across the United States from San Francisco to see it. It was an unforgettable experience - a real high point of my existence here on earth. I was 18 at the time.