Google+ SpaceTravelFoundation: Solar eclipse of May 10, 2013

May 6, 2013

Solar eclipse of May 10, 2013

Dear follower,

after an Lunar eclipse few days, a solar eclipse will take place on May 9 - 10 (UTC), 2013. This solar eclipse will be an annular solar eclipse with a magnitude of 0.9544. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. 

Actually, an annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun, causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring), blocking most of light coming from the Sun. An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region thousands of kilometers wide.
Annularity will be visible from northern Australia and the southern Pacific Ocean, with the maximum of 6 minutes 3 seconds visible from the Pacific Ocean east of French Polynesia.

So Australian and Pacific followers, we are waiting from great images from you ! ;)