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8/10    Hate junk faxes? Fax your opinion to Lynne Leach, a Walnut Creek
        Republican. Her district-office fax number(925) 988-6922.
        (I guess fax technology is probably too inferior for most sodans)
        http://csua.org/u/147
        \_ speaking of spam.  this is actually funny:
           http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2002/8/11/165112/504
           \_ OMG is that kinney?
              \_ i can't tell if he's bragging or being frustrated.
        \_ do people actually get junk faxes?
           \_ I do... all the time!!! god damn it
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Public Terminal Log in 59 Create a new account Related Links 60 Compare the best prices on: Software/Utilities 61 moooooooo 62 set up 63 here 64 very impressive eclipse page 65 More on Science 66 Also by michael Science 67 Going Back to the Moon and Mars 68 Koalas Gone Wild 69 Chopper Pilots Train to Catch Space Probe 70 On the Trail to Atlantis 71 DNA Computer Detects, Treats Disease 72 Thermoacoustic Cooler Means Green-Friendly Icecream 73 Richard Dawkins On Science Writing 74 NASA - Robotic Repair Of Hubble 'Promising' 75 KDE Conquers Astrophysics With Kst 76 New Science Museum - Now With Real Science! Change The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. Its when you view a Partial Eclipse that you will burn your eyes. When the eclpise you can start to view it without protective eye wear. But beware it will only last a few minutes some times even less and then you had better put on your eye protection again. When you are viewing a total eclipse what you see for light is actually the Corona of the sun. At Start and end of totality, light from solar surface passes through Crevices at the edge of the moon, producing Bailey's Beads(Points of light at the edge of the moon) or a diamond ring effect(One bright spot set upon the silvery corona) It is actullay quite amazing though I have never viewed one in real life I seen one on a video in my Atronomy class in university A total eclipse is rare because it takes about 54 years and 34 days for the total eclipse to return to (almost) the same area. The danger is at the end of the eclipse: your eyes are accustomed to the dark, your pupils are dilated, and suddenly the first Bailey's Bead appears. The Bailey's Beads can be very bright compared to the eclipse itself: the corona is instantly invisible again. These are alot more commen and are actually called "Annular Eclipses" these are not good for your eyes at any time. So to what you said you saw it in 1999 that is not right because eclipses follow a designated path I have included a map of this path and as you can see it passes austria in december of 2002 and in 2013. Now all I need it the airfare to get there, and I'm all set! But I myself wasn't quite sure why Ceduna in southern Australia was a good place to view it. However, after some research, I found the following information: To witness all that this total solar eclipse has to offer, viewing must be within the narrow path of the moon's umbral shadow, which passes directly over Ceduna. Although the sun will be partly eclipsed throughout South Australia, and 88% eclipsed from Adelaide, the spectacular effects of this eclipse will not be visible outside the shadow's path due to the intensity of remaining light from the sun. Even 99% eclipsed gives you much less than 99% of the 'total eclipse experience'! The bottom line: if you are in your parents' basement at the time, you will miss the total eclipse. To see the eclipse you've actually got to be somewhere where the eclipse is happening! December 4th is approaching at the same rate it always does. What felt like a few hours later I wake up and it is dark out. What felt like a few hours later I wake up and it is light out. As the hangover fades my memory returns and I have missed the eclipse in the span of 6 hours of sleep. This point is further east than Ceduna, so the eclipse should happen even closer to sunset, and the even comprises a chill-out music festival over several days. The one I saw was not quite like that of the link, but it was a very strange event. For several minutes, it was like daylight but not quite; It interests me that the Moon and Sun are so similar is apparent (angular) size. The Moon is unique in the solar system for its enormous one-quarter size relative to its planet. One of my favorites shows the 1970 eclipse near total, with a 180 diamond-ring effect". When the sky gets dark, the birds figure it's night and go roost in the trees. Eclipse also links to Ceduna info, including an animation of the shadow's path across earth. That area is largely arid - it can rightfilly be called desert. Temperatures in that area can reach 45C to 50C and water is hard to find outside habitation. Even if you do nothing but lay in your tent you WILL need 4 litres of water per day. No, neither is beer, even if it is Cooper's Sparkling Ale. It was something that i had always wanted to see and something that would have been a big part of my then insignificant life. The school was worried about the ultraviolet rays hurting the eyes of the students, i didn't care, i wanted to see the solar eclipse. The time came, the moon was passing in front of the sun, THE SCHOOL HELD ALL THE STUDENTS INSIDE! This is one of the reasons i think public education sucks. I have been there so I'd just like to tell people to be careful on the roads - fatigue gets pretty bad when you are driving in a straight line for hours on end. Then you could go back in time and show up in front of a bunch of neanderthals right before a solar eclipse. Then you could tell them that you were going to put the sun out. When the eclipse occurs, they'd probably try to kill you or something. I'll spend 2 weeks looking at sites between Canberra and Ceduna, but the highlight will certainly be totality. Why go all that way to in the place where the "sun don't shine :-)" for a few seconds? If you have ever seen / experienced a true 100% total eclipse you might understand. I have NEVER seem a photograph do justice to the experience. You really have to see and experience a total solar eclipse directly. The eclipse near/at Ceduna will have some special features. The short duration is a result of the moon and sun being very near the same size. Long eclipses (such as up 7+ minutes) allow for observation of the inner corona (near the solar disk edge) only near the beginning and end of the Eclipse. Short eclipses offer excellent inner corona views throughout the eclipse. The same optical illusion that makes a full moon near the horizon seem large makes the solar corona (sometimes 2x to 4x the apparent size of the sun/moon disk) seem huge. The Sun will set after totality ends but while the moon is partially covering the solar disk. Instead of watching a single point wink out, we will watch two points wink out one after the other. The Sun should be entering quieter phase of its sunspot cycle. But for the last few months we have seen an unusual degree of activity this late in cycle. A more active sun frequently results in a non-uniform shaped corona. A more active sun frequently results more and unusual numbers of solar prominences. Now they want to set up some "tent city" in the tiny outback town of Ceduna. I tell you, this is not the sort of town made to support large tourist populations. Next they will be setting up their loud music and who is going to clean up all the trash left behind. I say, it's time for this eclipse to be CANCELLED and moved to a more appropriate venue. I understand that the moon may not block much, if any, but surely it can't amplify the radiation. This is why you often see cancerous lumps on the exposed skin of viewers of eclipses mere days after the event has passed. Re:Double-edged sword of nature (Score:1) by 259 Soft (266615) on Saturday November 16, @08:06PM ( 260 #4687841) So what do you call it when the sun passes the path between earth and moon? The eclipse causes more harmful rays to reach earth than normal? Didn't you know the Moon was a giant magnifying glass in the UV wavelength? And it's even worse without the moon blocking some of the radiation. Furthermore there are other methods discussed above on viewing the eclipse safety. It also states the Sun causes the eye damage and emits the radiation, not the eclipse. If you stare at the normal sun your eyes start to hurt from the brightness, and you either close them or turn away after a short time. During the eclipse it isn't as bright so you can keep looking and the normal radiation emitted by the sun is exposed to your eyes for longer. This is from the black part that your eyes can fixate at. This is also the partial eclipse when part of the sun is still exposed. Consensus see...
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