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Sunrise Scimitar

Presented by Joe Rao, on-camera meteorologist for Verizon FiOS1 News, Chief Meteorologist for News 12 Westchester and Hudson Valley, weather forecaster on "Easy 93"/WPAT Radio and Associate Astronomer and guest lecturer at the Rose Center for Earth and Space/Hayden Planetarium. 

Early risers in the Tri-State area on Thursday morning, June 10th, will – weather conditions permitting – be treated to the most unusual sunrise of their lives, for we will not see a yellow-orange circle of light, but an 80% solar eclipse which will transform the Sun into a fiery scimitar! Eclipses of the Sun and Moon are dramatic natural events which have been described in records going back for centuries in many civilizations. Ancient astronomers discovered certain cycles of occurrence of eclipses, which then allowed prediction. Accurate prediction could command power and prestige. In this presentation we’ll examine the mechanics of what causes eclipses as well as look at events coming our way in the future, including the total eclipse visible from upstate New York and New England in April 2024.

Date:
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Audience:
  Adults     Children     Seniors     Teens  
Categories:
  Lecture  

Registration is required. There are 80 seats available.

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