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

by Anura Guruge


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

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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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Monday’s, i.e., August 7, 2017, Partial Lunar Eclipse Will NOT Be Visible From New Hampshire — Or Anywhere In The USA.

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From ‘Time and Date’ at:www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/. Click to ENLARGE. Note it is NOT visible from anywhere in the USA — let alone New Hampshire.


The amount of the Moon that will be in SHADOW as it passes through shadow cast by Earth. Click to ENLARGE. From Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_2017_lunar_eclipse


Do NOT confuse this August 7 – 8, 2017 partial Lunar eclipse with the BIG ONE — the August 21, 2017, Total Solar Eclipse. That is a totally different kettle of fish. Yes, that will be visible in New Hampshire. More on that once we get past this one since there will be lots of confusion.


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Think – Today: Why Is There 360 Degrees In A Circle?

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360360º in a circle (as opposed to say 100 or 200)? Why? Where did it come from?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: How many stars can you see naked eye? Lot depends on your own eyesight, where you are and light pollution. There used to be a general consensus that it was (on average) around 3,500 stars. Best case, it would never be over 6,000. But now we have a more definite answer thanks to Yale University professor, Dorrit Hoffleit. She counted all the stars up there with a ‘visibility index’ (so called ‘apparent magnitude’) of 1 to 6.5 — the normal range associated with naked eye visibility. She found a total of 9,096 across BOTH hemispheres, i.e., North & South. So that gives us (roughly) 4,548 a hemisphere. So, the original 3,500 wasn’t a bad guess and probably still holds true given eyesight variation AND increasing light pollution.


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Comet ISON, C/2012 S1: Upcoming Dates & Viewing Opportunities.

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Click to ENLARGE. From NASA - Hubble.

Click to ENLARGE. From NASA – Hubble.


Comet ISON prospects, quite literally, are getting brighter by the day.

It is intact and is becoming more ‘active’, i.e., spewing out more gas and dust which is what leads to the coma and tail, by the minute.

Right now it is travelling at more than 10 miles PER SECOND. That is in excess of 38,000 miles per hours. So it is getting closer to the Sun at a very fast clip.

Ameteur astronomers using backyard telescopes are capturing some amazing pictures. Check this one from October 5, from Austria (that is in Europe).

On November 2, 2013, i.e., next week, it will cross Earth’s orbit for the first time, i.e., inbound (towards Sun) crossing. Check this post for orbital diagram.

But, on that day Earth is way off to the right — 112 MILLION miles away, that is 1.2 x the Earth-Sun distance.

So, we will not be able to see Comet ISON, naked eye, on November 2.

The EARLIEST possibility for a potential glimpse is November 17 — some of this also having to do with moonlight getting in the way.

Closer to the 17th, as things become more clear, I will post an update.

Enjoy.

It might not be the ‘Comet of the Century’, but it is still on track to be one heck of a comet.

 

 

Comet ISON, C/2012 S1, Looking Very Promising As It Hurtles Towards The Sun; Naked Eye Visible In A Few Weeks.

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Click to ENLARGE. From NASA - Hubble.

Click to ENLARGE. From NASA – Hubble.


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Looking good. Very promising. I am still very hopeful.

I never lost faith. I knew that the naysayers where just seeking their 15 minutes of publicity.

Should be naked eye visible by the November 10, 2013, I reckon.

Judging by my book sales curiosity is piquing if not peaking.

I am doing presentations on ISON at the Taylor Community (in Laconia) and at the Alton Public Library during the first week in November. I will post more details soon. So, if you are interested, come to one of those. Would love to see you. I am also speaking at Portsmouth Rotary, but that is after Thanksgiving.

Comet ISON Over New Hampshire (NH): Viewing The Comet.

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Comet ISON's naked eye visible path for New England -- from my ISON book.

Comet ISON’s naked eye visible path for New England — from my ISON book.


What I say about viewing comet ISON in my main comet ISON book. 99 cents in Kindle.

What I say about viewing comet ISON in my main comet ISON book. 99 cents in Kindle.


A couple of folks, yesterday and today, were inquiring as to when Comet ISON, C/2012 S1 (ISON), will be visible over New Hampshire.

I assume they meant naked-eye visible. The comet has been visible telescopically for just over a year — with ~9 week hiatus between May – July when the glare of the Sun was between us and the comet.

It won’t be naked eye visible, even if you have exceptional eyesight till later this month, i.e., October. Early November is more promising. To start with it might just be visible at dawn. After perihelion, assuming it survives its very close sungrazing passage, it should be visible, vividly, throughout the night during December — with luck.

I am doing presentations on ISON at the Taylor Community (in Laconia) and at the Alton Public Library during the first week in November. I will post more details soon. So, if you are interested, come to one of those. Would love to see you. I am also speaking at Portsmouth Rotary, but that is after Thanksgiving.