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Mercury Will Transit The Sun On November 11, 2019 — Remembrance Day, At That.

by Anura Guruge




YOU  will need Eclipse Glasses.


A ‘transit‘ in astronomy is when celestial body passes in front of another. In this case, it will be Mercury passing in front of the Sun — and we, in New England, will have front-row seats for it, and, moreover, it will be in the morning, around 10 am Eastern. The only thing that can spoil it for us is the weather. I will keep you posted.

Given that this is a solar transit, it is kind of like a solar eclipse — like the BIG one we had in August 2017. And as with a solar eclipse you MUST HAVE eclipse glasses IF you are going to look at the Sun. They are cheap enough. Better get some now. I still have mine from 2017.

That it is on Remembrance Day — my Poppy Day — makes it even more special. WOW.


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Pictures Of Partial Solar Eclipse Over New Hampshire — August 21, 2017.

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I did NOT bother to get a special eclipse filter. I was not that motivated. I was going to leave that to the professionals.


Filter That I Used — Nature’s Own.

Reflection of the Sun in water I poured into a wheelbarrow.

I waited for the water to settle and then used an EV between -1 and -2.


Reflections of the Eclipse.

This was when the water was rippling.


It was cool. We only got to see a partial, but even that was memorable. First for the kids.

I did see the Solar Eclipse of May 10, 1994 over New Hampshire.

I had got 5 eclipse glasses from Amazon and that worked out.


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Tomorrow’s Eclipse Over New Hampshire: At A Glance — Times & Coverage.

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New Hampshire Solar Eclipse Monday August 21 2017 start time max coverage Anura Guruge


It will start at 1:27pm and end at 3:57pm.

So a 2.5 hour show with maximum coverage, i.e., 62%, at 2:45pm.

So we might still be OK. A few clouds shouldn’t be a huge damper.


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Tomorrow’s Eclipse Over New Hampshire: We Will Have SOME Clouds.

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Forecast from wunderground.com.


It will start at 1:27pm and end at 3:57pm.

So a 2.5 hour show with maximum coverage, i.e., 62%, at 2:45pm.

So we might still be OK. A few clouds shouldn’t be a huge damper.


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The LAST Solar Eclipse YOU Saw Over New England Was That Of May 10, 1994.

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Click to ENLARGE. From ‘Time and Date’ at: timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/1994-may-10


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_May_10,_1994



So, if tomorrow, Monday, August 21, 2017 you start wondering as to when you might have seen another Solar Eclipse, over NEW ENGLAND, it would have been on Tuesday, May 10, 1994.

I remember it. I watched it from New Ipswich, New Hampshire. It was NOT a total solar eclipse.

We in New England did NOT see the May 20, 2012 solar eclipse. So, if you hear folks going on about the 2012 eclipse don’t feel bad. It never reached New England.

Again remember what you will be watching is the MOON passing across the face of the Sun. Not some shadow. Got that?


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New Hampshire Libraries Out Of Solar Eclipse Glasses For Monday — As Are Stores!

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From Manchester Library.


Click to access New Hampshire WMUR story …


You might still be in luck with some of the other libraries.

Be careful with what you find in local stores. They might not be ‘good‘ (i.e., strong/dark) enough.

Might be getting too late for ordering online. But, you could try.

All the best. The skies over New Hampshire should be CLEAR for Monday’s PARTIAL solar eclipse over New Hampshire.


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Weather Still Looking GOOD For August 21, 2017, Solar Eclipse Over New Hampshire.

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Forecast from wunderground.com.


With just 3-days to go the weather forecast for Monday’s PARTIAL solar eclipse over New Hampshire looks GOOD. Clear skies.

This forecast, this close to the day, is unlikely to change much (we hope). I think the weather will cooperate. So, fingers crossed.

Have you got your Eclipse glasses as yet or are YOU all set with some type of protection. (I can make a joke about that, BUT I will refrain).


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August 21, 2017, Solar Eclipse Over New Hampshire: It Will Be Partial With Clear Skies.

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From ‘timeanddate.com’. Click to ENLARGE and view this snippet here. Visit timeanddate.com for more details.


Tentative 7-day forecast from wunderground.com. This could change. Right now it looks GOOD.


First and foremost, we, in New Hampshire, will NOT see the full total solar eclipse.

The total eclipse is only going to be visible south, southwest and west of us — in places like South Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, Nebraska, Wyoming etc.

We will ONLY see a partial 62% coverage solar eclipse. But, even that should be fun.

It will start at 1:27pm and end at 3:57pm. So a 2.5 hour show with maximum coverage, i.e., 62%, at 2:45pm.

Right now the weather forecast for Monday, August 21, 2017 calls for clear skies. So that is good — but that can change.

You really should get some proper eclipse glasses for this. I have ordered these from Amazon.

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Pope Francis Upon Leaving Philadelphia Will Be ONLY Pope To Have Been In The Air During A Supermoon Eclipse.

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Pope Francis lunar eclipse Anura Guruge


 

Is it a coincidence? The Vatican would have known. Pope Francis will be leaving Philadelphia tonight, Sunday, September 27, 2015, as the Moon is being eclipsed.

There will be those that believe that that could be significant.

No other pope, ever, has been in the air during a Supermoon Eclipse. I checked.

The last Supermoon Eclipse was on December 30, 1982. Pope John Paul II was in Rome celebrating the Holidays. The one before that was in 1946 and popes were not flying as yet (at least not on planes).

So that is a record. First pope to have flown during a Supermoon Eclipse. 


No Clouds Over New Hampshire For Sunday, September 27, 2015, Supermoon Eclipse.

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For a welcome change the weather will cooperate
for Sunday, September 27, 2015
Supermoon Eclipse over New Hampshire.

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It is a Supermoon eclipse in that the Moon happens to be at its closest to Earth.

You can have Supermoons without there been an eclipse and eclipses without it being a Supermoon.

Supermoon eclipses are quite rare. The last was 33 years ago in 1982. The next is 18 years hence in 2033.

In addition to 1982, the other Supermoon eclipses since 1900 have been in 1910, 1928, 1946 & 1964.

Here is a GREAT NASA video about Supermoon eclipses that explain why they are rare (if you can’t visualize it yourself). Enjoy.

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