solar eclipse

On Wednesday, 2009 July 22, a total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses half of Earth. This eclipse is be the longest, lasting over 6 minutes, solar eclipse in the 21st century. NASA has created a web site to provide predictions, maps, figures and information about the eclipse.  “Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA’s GSFC”                

For an explanation of the basics, more information can be found at Solar Eclipse for Beginners at-