Friday, November 26, 2010

Total Eclipse

Once they were dreaded and thought to be dragons eating the sun!

But modern science has dispelled mythology and we now look forward to total Solar Eclipses as one of the most spectacular phenomena in the heavens.

How a total solar eclipse occurs.

Explore the complex movements of Earth, Moon and Sun that produce these unusual events and hear details why we may be the only intelligent beings in the known Universe to witness eclipses like we see on Earth. Man-made eclipses also figure into the science in the form of instruments called “coronagraphs.” They blot out the sun and reveal its corona, uncovering secrets which, while enlightening, also warn of a disaster that could make our advanced technology crash and burn.

Finally, travel into deep space, where the tiny eclipses caused by planets circling distant stars is now beginning to reveal hundreds more stars where “exoplanets” exist… perhaps even those in habitable zones like the Earth.


Suciô Sanchez said...

I've never seen one.

Copyboy said...

Is that the opening to Chuck Heston's narration of Armageddon?

David Davidson said...

That's on my bucket list, to see an eclipse one day.

Mr Bouchard said...

I remember seeing one when I was younger! This is simply amazing how the universe is done!

tigey said...

Solar Eclipses are one of the most spectacular phenomena in the heavens, I agree, say one almost 10 years ago I think, hmm I wonder when will the next one be ...

JRam said...

Unfortunately even if there are habitable planets, it would be a long while before we have the technology to reach them.

busana muslim said...

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