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Parts of Australia and Asia this morning experienced an “annular” eclipse, a phenomenon whereby the Moon covers just about all of the Sun except for a “ring of fire” on our star's rim. The best spot to view the eclipse was down under at about 2300 PDT (0600 UTC). Vulture South's crew tried to take some snaps of the eclipse, but …

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And if you don't have flash installed...

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2014 Annular Solar Eclipse

29 April 2014: Partial Solar Eclipse -- live event, online!

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Re: And if you don't have flash installed... re. ABC News 24

"The uploader has not made this video available in your country."

Ahh, the problems of an international readership. Is it worth watching, usually?

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I haven't watched it enough to form an opinion, but I have it on good authority that it's basically the Australian equivalent of BBC news. Make of that what you will.

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So, just like a vegemite sandwich eh?

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The Sun is not a young star anymore at 5 times 10**9 years. And at 6000 Kelvin, is isn't hot either. Just an old-fashioned eclipse of the Sun by the Moon. And as people have known for 2500* years, solar eclipses get clouded out all the time.

* Thales of Milete.

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