Solar Eclipse of October 2014


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Eclipse shot in Ocean City last year … shot by Cameron McVeigh Designs.

The new moon will pass between the earth and the sun on Thursday evening the 23rd of October.  Much of North America will be able to witness the solar eclipse.  The question is how well and when will we be able to see this in Delaware.  According to charts from NASA, it will begin just as the sun is dropping below the horizon (6:15 pm) in Delaware.  Most of North America will be able to see upwards of forty percent of the sun blocked by the passing moon. We (Delaware) may be able to just see the beginning, and then the sun will be out of view.  I am thinking it might be possible to see some of this from the top of the Indian River Inlet bridge on the walk over access.  Possibly from the lookout at Cape Henlopen as well, or even the ghost tower there.  We had a solar eclipse last year in the morning and I was able to see it, but missed getting a picture.   Viewing a partial eclipse is safer than a full eclipse but it is still a good idea to be careful.  Hope everyone gets a chance to view the event.

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