4 Minutes Total Solar Eclipse

Wednesday, March 29 Leave a Comment

Image above: Photo of the 2001 solar eclipse taken in Chisamba, Zambia

This year's eclipse is also special because the total phase lasts over 4 minutes at the center of the path. This is quite long for a total solar eclipse since most last just a minute or two. The next total eclipse,on August 1, 2008, will be seen in northern Canada, Greenland, Siberia, Mongolia and northern China. It will last about 2 minutes. The next total eclipse visible from the United States won’t happen until August 21, 2017.


also, you can see live NASA WebCast here tonight.

Date: 29 March 2006
TIME (EST - Eastern Standard Time)
5:54 a.m. Prepare for totality
5:54:59 a.m. Totality begins
5:58:44 a.m. Totality ends

p/s: well, since i can't see a real one, live webcast pun ok lah.