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Name: david ptasnik
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When is the best time to view the solar eclipse from El Paso

The January issue of Astronomy magazine (p. 64) provides the following: For El Paso, TX, the partial phase of the May 10 annular eclipse begins at 8:44 am local daylight time and ends at 11:52 am local daylight time. Annularity lasts for 5 min 40 sec, and I would guess it is centered within the 8:44-11:52 t ime period. Please remember that viewing a solar eclipse directly can be VERY dangerous! There are well-tested safe and effective techniques for viewing solar eclipses; read about them in such places as Astronomy and Sky & Telescope magazines. No doubt both of these magazines will review this topic as eclipse time nears.


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