A Rare Eclipse of Midnight Sun

A Rare Eclipse of Midnight SunA midnight eclipse is possible if you live in a region at the time of year when the sun does not set, it sounds like a contradiction but an eclipse could occur at any hour. The picture at left shows a midnight eclipse taken from northern Sweden on July 31, 2000. A Space Daily article by NASA writer Tony Phillips reports the greatest eclipse occurs on June 1st at 21:16 Universal Time, …an eclipse of magnitude 0.601 will be visible from the Arctic coast of western Siberia as the midnight sun skirts the northern horizon.” Tomorrow’s eclipse will be twice as deep as the one pictured, but many believe will enhance any picture potential with the promise of …a crescent, surrounded by the red and orange hues of a sunset sky.” Phillip’s original article at the NASA website is available here. I can’t wait to see the pix!

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