Solar eclipse August 1st 2008

Solar eclipse August 1st 2008

by Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard

On August 1st 2008 Norway will experience a big and to some extent spectacular solar eclipse. For the first time since 1954 the Sun will undergo a total eclipse on Norwegian ground.In the southern Norway about 50% of the Sun will be eclipsed, in the northern Norway over 80% and on Kvitøya close to Svalbard the eclipse will be total! Stay updated on this page for information on how you can experience the eclipse either with special glasses, on big events or by web-cast on these web pages. .

JavaScript Count down to the solar eclipse August 1st 2008

Time to the total eclipse on Kvitøya:

On Kvitøya close to Svalbard the eclipse will be total!
Illustration:: astronomy.no

Short facts about the Sun   -   Short facts about the eclipse

National event in the Frogner park (Frognerparken)   -   Times


MORE INFORMATION

Total solar eclipse in Norway
The first total solar eclipse on Norwegian ground since 1954. What is happening, how great is the eclipse, how will it progress and how can it be experienced?
 
VISIBILITY AND TIMES
Read moreabout when the eclipse can be observed and the degree of totality of the eclipse in different parts of the country.
 
WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE
See how the eclipse will appear in different parts of the country
 
HOW TO OBSERVE THE ECLIPSE
Never look at the Sun without protecting your eyes. Here you will learn how to safely follow the progress of the eclipse. The description applies to the solar eclipse in 2003, but is just as valid in 2008! Read more..

HOW DO ECLIPSES OCCUR?
How do eclipses occur and why are they so rare? Here's the answer. (Note that the description applies for the eclipse in 2003). Read more.
NATIONAL EVENT IN FROGNERPARKEN
On the occasion of the great solar eclipse The Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics and The Norwegian Astronomical Society extend an invitation to a grand event in Frognerparken in Oslo. In addition to the spectacular phenomenon in the sky we offer amongst others activities and stands. Read more.
 
PHENOMENONS DURING THE ECLIPSE
During an eclipse a range of strange phenomenons can be experienced. Here you will learn more about these and how to experience these phenomenons. Read more.

PHOTOGRAPHING PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSES
Photographing partial solar eclipses is not particularly difficult provided you have a suitable camera and plan the pictures well. Read more.


 
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE: THE ALL-TIMES MOST EXOTIC PLANE RIDE IN NORWAY?
Join a truly historical plane ride. Daytime on August 1st we will for the first time since 1954 experience a total solar eclipse on Norwegian territory. This is the most spectacular of all phenomenons in the sky and an extraordinary experience. Read more.

THE SOLAR ECLIPSES OF 1927 AND 1954
During the 20th century there were four total solar eclipses in Norway; in 1914, 1927, 1945 and 1954. Many elderly people still remember the eclipse of 1954, and already during the eclipse on June 29th 1927 there were an enormous interest in Norway. Read more.

ORDER SOLAR ECLIPSE GLASSES!
This is the time to order solar eclipse glasses to experience the big solar eclipse on August 1st. Special glasses make it possible to stare right at the Sun. It is not safe to look through tinted glass or similar. You can buy these special glasses here. With these glasses you can sometimes also see giant sunspots and solar eclipses in the years to come.
 
JULY 22ND 2009: THE SOLAR ECLIPSE OF THE CENTURY
On July 22nd 2009 the longest lasting total solar eclipse on the Earth in the 21st century will occur. Astronomer Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard and The Norwegian Astronomical Society will lead an expedition to China to experience this marvellous phenomenon of nature. Read more.

LOCAL EVENTS
Later you will find information about local events due to the solar eclipse here. Read more
 
PRESS RELEASES
Press releases about the solar eclipse and other related subjects. Read more
 
SOLAR ECLIPSE GLASSES AND OTHER EQUIPMENT FOR OBSERVING THE ECLIPSE IN NORWAY

ANIMATIONS OF THE ECLIPSE:

The solar eclipse August 1st 2008 as seen from Kvitøya on Svalbard. Here the eclipse will be total! Duration 25 seconds. Quicktime-format, 8,6 MB.
The solar eclipse August 1st 2008 as seen from Oslo.Duration 25 seconds. Quicktime-format, 4,5 MB. Animation: astronomy.no
The solar eclipse August 1st 2008 as seen from Tromsø. Duration 26 seconds. Quicktime-format, 6,4 MB. Animation: astronomy.no
The solar eclipse August 1st 2008 as seen from Longyearbyen on Svalbard. Here a big part of the Sun will be covered by the Moon making the day noticeable darker. Duration 25 seconds. Quicktime-format, 7,2 MB.
The solar eclipse August 1st 2008 as seen from Longyearbyen on Svalbard. A more detailed animation. Such a big part of the Sun will be eclipses that it becomes notably darker. Duration 1 minute and 4 seconds. Quicktime-format, 13 MB.
The solar eclipse August 1st 2008 as seen from Novosibirsk Just like on Kvitøya the eclipse will be total. Duration 1 minute and 4 seconds. Quicktime-format, 13 MB.
The solar eclipse August 1st 2008 as seen from the Moon The totality-zone and the partial-zone moves over the ground. Duration 2 minutes and 20 seconds. Quicktime-format, 43 MB. Animation: astronomy.no
The solar eclipse August 1st 2008 as seen from the Sun The Moon moves in front of the Sun and creates thee clipse. Duration 1 minute and 4& seconds. Quicktime-format, 21 MB. Animation: astronomy.no

ANIMATIONS OF THE ECLIPSE OCTOBER 2005:

Avi-animation of the eclipse as seen from eastern Norway. Animation: Carsten Arnholm, 1 MB, DiVX codec required.
Avi-animation of the eclipse as seen from Alicante, Spain. Animation: Carsten Arnholm, 1 MB, DiVX codec required.

LINKS:

NASAs main page about this eclipse

The eclipse through the Arctic, including Kvitøya

Up-coming large astronomic events

CONTACT:

CONTACT US ABOUT THE SOLAR ECLIPSE


Created on 28.01.07, updated 28.05.08 BY Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard
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