December 4th Total Solar Eclipse!

Have you been gearing up and packing for the December 4th total solar eclipse?  If not, you are not alone! The path of totality for this eclipse will be limited to distant Antarctica and the surrounding waters. So very few people will have snow boots on the ground there to enjoy the 1′:54″ view of the solar corona that day. The partial eclipse outside the path of totality is no consolation prize. It envelops the ocean south of Australia, South America, and Africa and barely makes landfall at the very tips of South America,  Australia, and New Zealand. Much of the southern tip of Africa will see at most a “nibble” taken out of the Sun. 

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