Friday, May 18, 2012

No Eclipse For Us.

Sunday, as you probably know, there is an eclipse. But not for us in Cayman. It will be dark here when the eclipse happens. Which is a shame, because as you know. I like stuff like that. Below is the best eclipse map I could find today. Click to enlarge. A week ago I found some really really nice maps, and thought "I'm gonna put those on my blog" Now I can't find them. Typical. However, the map below is very good. Maybe you will see at least a partial eclipse. 
I remember years ago I was laying on the beach, and a cloud passed over the sun. Through the clouds, I could see spots on the sun. I thought to myself, "Sunspots?" I got up and drove to the auto parts store and bought a replacement lens for a welding mask and looked at the sun again. Yeah, definitely saw black spots on it.So I posted a question on some astronomy forum or another about if I was seeing actual sunspots and the answer was yes, you can sometimes see sunspots with just your eye.
Of course,  you should never look at the sun with the naked eye, right? 
HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND! Here it;s supposed to be cloudy for as far into the future as the weather map goes....


Blogger CaymanQT said...

I like all the maps and weather sites you've found. Some forecasts are calling for tropical development - all I can say is NOOOOOO!

May 18, 2012 7:53 AM  
Blogger YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I think people in north texas can see it, but not here in central tex..too bad I'd like to see it.

May 18, 2012 11:46 AM  
Blogger Island Woman MJ said...

My son, in Northern California, is going to take photos for me (I made him promise to look at it with safety precautions). Love the map. Oh, when you find something you like there are some good ways to just save it right then, from the immediate download to posting it to a special place - that you'll probably forget about but it's worth a try!

May 19, 2012 9:09 AM  
Blogger Chris H said...

We won't see it either, so you are not the only one.

May 19, 2012 11:33 PM  

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