2012 & 2013 Solar Eclipses with the Transit of Venus
Williams, Sheridan 
Bradt Travel Guides (Other Guides)   

Format: Paperback
Library Classification: Adult Non Fiction
BIC Subjects: Popular astronomy & space
      Travel & holiday guides
Audience: General/trade
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Imprint: Bradt Travel Guides
Publication Date: 25/01/2012
Place of Publication: United Kingdom

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A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves between the Sun and the Earth, fully blocking out the Sun. A surprisingly moving experience, some viewers feel unrestrained joy at the sight of totality, others feel an equally powerful sense of desolation. In 2012, a total eclipse starts in Australia's Northern Territory and crosses Queensland before disappearing over the Pacific, while June sees the extremely rare transit of Venus, where the planet can be seen moving across the face of the Sun, and is at least partly visible from several regions of the world. Depending on your location, during the hybrid (annual-total) eclipse of November 2013 you may see the Sun totally eclipsed by the Moon. Locations within totality include the central and eastern Atlantic Ocean, Gabon, Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. Experience this celestial moment and by doing so join the elite, 200-year-old 'eclipse-chasers' club.