Benson, AZ 85602 hm ph: 520-586-2244 Stan, For someone not going to the annular eclipse you have sure been busy leading a one-person discussion about it! Anyway, it's been pretty good stuff and actually your discussion nearly lead to an interesting observation about different ways to observe an annular (or really any) eclipse. There are many interesting phenomena to observe when someone is watching an eclipse: prominences, shadow bands, diamond ring, planets/stars near the eclipse, etc. One other interesting event (I'm sure there are many others) that occurs are Baily's Beads. These are seen shortly after/before (depending whether you're looking during ingress or egress) the edge of the moon and sun skim by each other, and the effect is momentary. However, if you go to a site where the edge of the moon and the sun skim by each other at a northern or southern limit of the eclipse path then you can have an extended view of Baily's Beads lasting for many minutes rather than for several seconds. You may have that opportunity at your place near Prescott. I don't have the exact coordinates for where the northern and southern grazing paths are, but I'm sure you might be able to glean that information from what you've been exploring or maybe even go to the Association for Lunar and Planetary Observatory (ALPO). Clear skies, Wayne (aka Mr. Galaxy) ---------- Original Message ---------- From: Stan Gorodenski <stanlep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Where to head for the May 20th eclipse Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 10:44:03 -0700 I was just informed off line that if I go somewhat north of Flagstaff I will be able to see the entire disk of the moon inside the disk of the sun. I may do this. Page is too far for me. I remember someone observing inside the Sunset Crater National Monument. Is there a charge to get in? I imagine there is. Are there any localities near it where I could set up the same day of the eclipse? Thanks. Stan On 5/10/2012 7:13 PM, Stan Gorodenski wrote: > I just checked the timing of the sun and it is well above the mountains > to the west of me at maximum eclipse time for Prescott. About 27 minutes > after maximum eclipse the west limb of the sun makes contact with the > mountain to the west of me. This means the eclipse will still be visible > from my location for 27 minutes past maximum. This This is plenty good > for me and so I will be observing the eclipse at my place in Dewey (7 > miles from Prescott in a straight line, almost due east of Prescott) > instead of traveling hundreds of miles. The schedule that was brought to > our attention says the % obscuration at Page will be 87.3%. At Prescott > it will be 85.2%. The percent obscuration for Prescott is about mid way > between Phoenix and Page. The schedule has some images of what the > annular eclipse will look like for Phoenix and Page. Since Prescott is > midway, could that mean from Prescott the annular will look like the > image for Page that is just prior to the maximum for Page? In that one, > the moon just barely clears the edge of the sun. Does anyone have any idea? > Stan > > On 5/9/2012 10:36 AM, Don Hinchliffe wrote: > >> Planning on being at horshoe bend just south of Page. Should make for some >> interesting photos. >> On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 7:57 AM, J. D MADDY<maddy0485@xxxxxxx> wrote: >> >> >> > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. > > > > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.