The Eclipse

For those among us who got to see the eclipse, you got quite a show, Many millions of people in the western United States and east Asia got treated to one of the most spectacular shows on earth.

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Unfortunately, I did not get to see the eclipse. Living as I do on the east coast of Florida, there was simply no opportunity.

All is not lost, as there will be eclipses in the future. The beauty of orbital dynamics is that one can predict an eclipse centuries in advance. The next good opportunity to see an eclipse is 2017, where a total solar eclipse will occur. It can be best viewed from the Central United States.

In addition to this spectacular event, Venus will execute a transit of the sun on June 5th. This will not happen again for over a century, so now is probably your only chance to see it.

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