Monday, June 22, 2009

Solar eclipse next month

2009 solar eclipseAccording to Boing Boing there is going to be a solar eclipse across the Pacific in exactly 30 days. Saipan is a bit too far south, but Maug is darn close to the narrow band of Earth that will witness a full eclipse. Anyone got a boat? Doing anything around July 22 of this year?

solar eclipse july 2009The NASA website has some solar eclipse information as well as some maps.

iwo jima 2009 eclipseIf Maug is out of the question for you, maybe you should try Iwo Jima. Looks like it will pass right over them.

marshall islands majuro 2009 solar eclipseIt also makes a pass over several atolls in the Marshall Islands, but barely misses the Continental Island Hopper stops of Kwajalein and Majuro.

The eclipse also makes a pass over some major cities in China and India, but the eclipse over that part of the Earth won't last as long. The longest and darkest place to watch will be just north of Maug in the middle of the Pacific.


Winter Park Fords said...

How is "Maug" pronounced, Alex would like to know.

The Saipan Blogger said...

Rhymes with "dog."