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Fire on high: An annular solar eclipse
that only penguins might love

Washington Post, by Blaine Friedlander

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 4/28/2014 4:52:11 PM

The quest for fire meets the march of the penguins. In a kind of cosmic oddity, the annular solar eclipse late tonight – or more precisely tomorrow morning, Eastern time – can be seen by human eyes only in the remote reaches of Antarctica. For this annular eclipse, noted likely by its short-lived “ring of fire,” may have but an audience of penguins, since humanity lacks representation. This is the first solar eclipse of 2014. Solar eclipses occur when the moon passes between Earth and the sun. Total eclipses, which produce the “diamond ring” effect, happen when the moon is closer to Earth and precisely covers the sun.

It´s good for the soul to watch what God´s gives as a reminder of His Greatness. It may be seen from here:



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