CAOSP abstracts, Volume: 28, No.: 3, year: 1999
- Author(s): OZGUC, A.; ATAC, T.; ALTAS, L.
- Journal: Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnate Pleso,
vol. 28, no. 3, p. 285-289.
- Date: 03/1999
- Title: The last total solar eclipse of the millennium in Turkey
- Keyword(s): THE SUN, SOLAR ECLIPSE
- Pages: 285 -- 289
The last total solar eclipse of the millennium will be observed from Turkey
which bridges two continents and has been the cradle of so many past
civilizations. Wouldn't you like to witness this magnificent event in the
mystic ambiance of central Anatolia which offers its guests Turkish hospitality
and a lot of historical examples of paganism, Christianity and Islam. Among the
countries from which the eclipse will be visible, Turkey seems to be one of the
most suitable countries in terms of its climate and observational facilities.
Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute has arranged fieldwork
on the eclipse path to determine the suitable points for the observations. The
shadow of the moon will be first seen from the Black Sea coast at 14:20 L.T.
It will then pass through central Anatolia and will leave Turkey from
south-east at 14:42 L.T.
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