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Total Solar Eclipse - March 29, 2006
Read the Eclipse Impressions
Watch Dave's streaming video of the first 30 seconds of totality (1MB file)
or download it here
See the photos from Eclipse Day
On Wednesday, March 29, 2006, a total eclipse of the Sun was visible from within a narrow corridor which traverses the Atlantic Ocean, northern Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, Turkey and Russia. The duration of totality at our observing location on the Turkish Riviera was 3 minutes and 44 seconds. The eclipse occurred at 1:58 PM local time at an altitude of 55 degrees.
See a cool animation of the eclipse here
From our vantage point south of Manavgat we were very near the shadow's centerline. We found a hilltop location in a rural field next to a water tower. Our 360 degree view included the ocean, coastline and mountains.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Movie From Side, Turkey
The Eclipse as seen by Meteosat-8 (fast connection required)
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