Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20

My grandchildren really enjoyed viewing the first solar eclipse of 2012 today. Christy fashioned the viewing devices for them out of mailing tubes. And of course our family always enjoys special music all occasions and today we started with Ring of Fire and Total Eclipse of the Heart!
The first solar eclipse of 2012 occurs at the Moon's descending node in central Taurus.

Two solar and two lunar eclipses will occur in 2012..
2012 May 20: Annular Solar Eclipse
2012 Jun 04: Partial Lunar Eclipse
2012 Nov 13: Total Solar Eclipse
2012 Nov 28: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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