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Q: May 20, 2012 - Solar annular eclipse

On May 20, 2012, just minutes before sunset, (between 6 pm and 6:40 pm) there will be an annular solar eclipse visible in the southern part of China.  And if you happen to live in Guangzhou, you will get the full benefit of it, since it is in the path to see the total outer ring of fire, with the center blacken out.  The visible band is narrow, residents of Shenzhen and Hong Kong will see a partial one, I do not know about Shanghai, I doubt it.  Since Guangxi Province is to the west, I am sure we in Nanning will see some of it, but may have to travel south a bit to do so.


Of course, do observe the proper safety precautions, never look directly with your eyes into the sun, and much less thru a telescope without the proper safeguards.  You could be blinded !.


For those that enjoy these events, you still have time to prepare.  The path is shown below :




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Great that seems the perfect moment to declare me Emperor while I pay my dowry and make a ritual sacrifice of any virgins left in China. Anyone seen one over 25, 30, 35? Any at all? Ok forget it then, call the whole thing off. I'll just have 3 beers and a pizza and use the beer bottle to watch the eclipse..

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