Skip to comments.Rare ‘Hybrid’ Solar Eclipse on November 3, 2013: How to See It
Posted on 10/28/2013 6:52:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Its almost upon us. The final eclipse of 2013 occurs this coming weekend on Sunday, November 3rd. This will be the fifth eclipse overall, and the second solar eclipse of 2013. This will also be the only eclipse this year that features a glimpse of totality.
This eclipse is of the rare hybrid variety that is, it will be an annular eclipse along the very first 15 seconds of its track before transitioning to a total as the Moons shadow sweeps just close enough to the Earth to cover the disk of the Sun along the remainder of its track.
How rare are hybrid solar eclipse? Of the 11,898 solar eclipses listed over a 5,000 year span from 1999 BC to 3000 AD in Fred Espenaks Five Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses, only 569, or 4.8% are hybrids.
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I am going to the beach before sun rise (assuming it’s not raining, and watch the end of the eclipse as the rises from the Atlantic.
Thanks BenLurkin, extra to APoD members.
Due to Daylight Saving time, what time do I watch this eclipse?
Please don’t get me started on the idiocy of DST.
You shouldn't be confused, as we're back on Standard Time. lol
Everybody’s circadian rhythm is being abused by government again.
It happens twice a year. Gotta keep the sheeple unsettled.
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