July 11, 2010 total solar eclipse will occur this unique natural phenomenon can be observed in the most optimal location – on Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean. It is reported Gazeta.ua citing RIA “Novosti”.
The solar eclipse occurs only at new moon. The shadow of the moon in the new moon usually falls past the Earth. Twice a year, when the Moon crosses the plane of the ecliptic, the Moon’s shadow falls on the Earth‘s surface. Easter Island, in the days coming eclipse, expected present invasion of tourists.
Solar eclipse is an excellent opportunity for research in astrophysics. An excellent opportunity to carry out the diagnosis of the current state of the solar corona and to give a forecast of solar activity in the coming years.
Observations will be available for the entire band total eclipse length of 11 000 km. Observations of the solar corona for the first time will be held at an early stage of the solar cycle immediately after an abnormally long period of reduced activity. These data may be useful in the preparation of forecasts of solar activity in the future.
January 15 held the first solar eclipse of the year. During the four-hour stay on the lunar surface of the Earth penumbra set a record duration of an annular eclipse.
A July 22, 2009 was the longest in the XXI century solar eclipse. Taregna village in the Indian state of Bihar has become one of the international centers of observing the longest in this century eclipse of the sun.
Map of future solar eclipses