FRIDAY THE 13TH SOLAR ECLIPSE: If you live in Tasmania, this Friday the 13th is your lucky day. The new Moon will pass in front of the sun, off center, taking a bite out of the solar disk. This video created by graphic artist Larry Koehn of ShadowandSubstance.com shows the circumstances of the partial eclipse:
The eclipse will be visible in a region stretching from the southernmost edge of Australia (2% coverage) to the northern coast of Antarctica (33% coverage). As the Moon's shadow crosses few inhabited areas, Hobart, Tasmania, arguably has the best combination of population (200,000) + coverage (10%). It will be interesting to see if we receive any photos of this remote event. Stay tuned!