28 Jul 2008
For solar eclipse enthusiasts in the whole world watch out this Friday as there will be a solar eclipse. On Friday, a big part of the western and central Asia, parts of northern and central Europe, all of Greenland and even a small slice of northeastern North America will be able to see the partial solar eclipse.
It will be a total solar eclipse which will be the first in almost two and a half years. The total solar eclipse will be visible along a narrow track that will start from the Northwest Passage of Canada which will give a glancing blow to the northern Greenland and then will shift southeast through and western , before ending near the famed Silk Route of China. The path of totality for the said upcoming eclipse on August 01, Friday is never more than 157 miles (252 km) wide. Queen Maud Gulf in Northern Canada will see the total eclipse since February 26, 1979.
There is an unusual attempt to see the moon’s shadow will be made by an Airbus A330-200 twin-engine long-range aircraft. They will be following a flight plan particularly for the purpose of seeing this eclipse. A lot of unusual requirements for this flight have been evaluated and satisfied with arrangements by the air charter company Deutsche Polarflug (AirEvents) which operated before successful over-flights of the North Pole with the same aircraft. Reminder to those who will watch the solar eclipse to have the proper protection for the eye when you view the sun otherwise it will be dangerous.