Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sky Guy INTERNET Viewing ALERT 1-30-14 Lunar Transit of the Sun

Hey Space Placers!

Tired of winter and being cooped up? How about some Internet observing from the comfort of your hopefully warm room.

On 1-30-14 at 8:31a.m EST tune in on the Internet to SpaceWeather watch the Moon transit the Sun. This lunar transit of the Sun is NOT visible from Earth but it is from space. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) will have a ring side seat and will be capturing the eclipse which will cover about 90% of the Sun and last for about 2.5 hours.

SDO will be taking pictures of the eclipse and relaying them back to Earth. This should be an Internet astronomer's dream to watch.

I'll be tuned in and it is interesting that the Moon will not be "New" or directly between us and the Sun until 8 hours later at 4:38 p.m. EST.

Here's to good Internet connections!

Sky Guy in Arctic VA

1 comment:

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