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Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

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15 years 9 months ago #72228 by ayiomamitis
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Gents,

I checked further and the average of 18 months is in relation to total solar eclipses. As for solar eclipses in general (annular, hybrid, total), we do indeed have at least two such opportunities annually.

As an aside, 2011 will be characterized with four partial eclipses as per SkyMap Pro V8. Cool!

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15 years 9 months ago - 15 years 9 months ago #72229 by dave_lillis
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Well,
I'm not going to argue over 18 months or 1 year, its something I had in my head and didn't look it up in detail, I'll let it to a questioning reader of the paper to come back to us on that one. As for typos, we try and get them all but some do get through.
We wrote it in the same style as our shorter weekly article so its pitched so that anyone can read it.
If people come into the meeting next month saying they want to go to an eclispe next year, then its has done its job. :)

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15 years 9 months ago #72232 by ayiomamitis
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Dave,

The article is a very pleasant read and certainly describes well all aspects of the experience (from getting there, the incessant worries about the weather and finally the big event itself).

Now, if the article does not inspire others to join you, I then give up.

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15 years 4 months ago - 15 years 4 months ago #76175 by dave_lillis
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Well lads,
I was wondering what would the weather have been like had the eclipse been 6 months later in mid winter instead,
Current temperature in Novosibirsk is -26c with a windchill of a -30c :ohmy: :ohmy:
www.wunderground.com/global/stations/29634.html

No standing around is shirts concerning ourselves about sunburn for sure !!

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15 years 4 months ago #76189 by Frank Ryan
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Holy moley!
That'd be awesome!
Us Orish would take that in out stride... but..
Imagine the the Greeks !!
Poor mollys would have died!

Remember Parnon?
'Make sure to wear lots of layers..It's cold up there!'

I was in shorts for most of it!
Balmy to say the least!

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15 years 4 months ago #76192 by ayiomamitis
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Barberskum wrote:

Imagine the the Greeks !!
Poor mollys would have died!

Remember Parnon?
'Make sure to wear lots of layers..It's cold up there!'

I was in shorts for most of it!
Balmy to say the least!

We have a national emergency whenever the temperature falls below +10d C.

No money in the world would make me visit a place with -26d C ...

Anthony.

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