Author: Wayne Sumner Date: To: Utah Astronomy Subject: Re: [Utah-astronomy] Annular but not by much
If the full moon was at perigee, then about 2 weeks later, the new moon will be at apogee. QED!
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Subject: Re: [Utah-astronomy] Annular but not by much
>If the May 6th full moon was so super, then how come we only get an annular solar eclipse?
This looks to be annular only by a very small margin. My initial > calculations show the the uncovered disk of the sun will be a ring
> only 1/4 second of arc thick. Does this jive with other's calculations?
> If this is correct, it will be very interesting to see what that small
> amount of sunlight will do to destroy the view of the corona and
> prominences. If anything is visible, it will be only fleeting. Perhaps
> Baily's Beads will be the star of the show.
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