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THE SOLAR ECLIPSE MAY 31, 2003

by Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard and Unni Fuskeland

Early in the morning of May 31, Norway will experience the greatest solar eclipse since 1954! When taking into account the uncertain weather prospects for Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands etc. where the eclipse will be annular, Norway is probably the best area in the World to witness this eclipse! The solar eclipse can be experienced in a large event in Frognerparken, Oslo and by live webcast.

See the images!

JavaScript nedtellingsur til solformørkelsen 31. mai 2003

The eclipse has occured.

This is how the eclipse will appear when it reaches maximum as seen from Oslo through eclipse glasses. Click on the picture for a larger version.
Illustration: Astronomy.no

TIMES, PLACES, HISTORICAL DATA AND HOW TO OBSERVE

PRESS RELEASE
The press release concerning the event in Frognerparken, Oslo May 30 and 31. Read more.

TIMES OF THE ECLIPSE FOR NORWAY
Information about when and how the eclipse can be seen from various places in Norway. Read more.

TIMES OF THE ECLIPSE FOR EUROPE
Data on how the eclipse can be observed from places in Europe. Read more.

WEATHER, CLIMATE AND TOPOGRAPHY
If it is cloudy during the eclipse, we will loose most of the great experience. So it is interesting to see how the weather tends to be. Read more.

HOW TO OBSERVE THE ECLIPSE
Never look at the sun without protection for the eyes. Here you will find safe ways to follow the eclipse as it advances. Read more.

EVENT IN FROGNERPARKEN, OSLO
See the eclipse at a large event in Frognerparken, Oslo May 30. and 31. Read more.

HOW DOES ECLIPSES ARISE?
How does eclipses arise, and why do they occur so rarely? Read more.

PHENOMENA DURING THE ECLIPSE
During an eclipse, a lot of strange phenomena can be experienced. Here you can find out more about them. Read more.

ANIMATIONS OF THE ECLIPSE
Read more.

The solar eclipse on May 31. has a potential of being very beautiful. This picture was taken the last time the Sun was low during an eclipse, on July 31. 2000 in the north of Sweden. Click on the picture for a larger version.
Photo: Oddleiv Skilbrei


LINKS:

NASA about the eclipse May 31. 2003
NASA about the eclipses during 2003

CONTACT PERSON:

Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard
Project leader

Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
P.O.Box 1029 Blindern
N-0315 Oslo
Norway

Phone: +47 22 85 75 22 (Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics)
+47 992 77 172 (mobile phone)
+47 613 11 359 (private, weekend)

Email: knutjo@astro.uio.no


Created 01.01.03, modified 28.03.03 by Unni Fuskeland
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