August 2, 2008

Total Solar Eclipse

Friday of August 1, 2008 a Total Solar Eclipse occurred! The total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses half the Earth. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in Canada and extends across northern Greenland, the Arctic, central Russia, Mongolia, and China. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes northeastern North America, most of Europe and Asia.

The area of total eclipse is the very small black region near the center of the much larger, moving shadow of partial eclipse
It has a 1.0394 magnitude, 0.8306 gamma, and 236.9km maximum width of band.