The Partial Solar Eclipse

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The second solar eclipse of the year will be visible on September 13, 2015 for observers in southern Africa , the southern Indian Ocean, and parts of Antarctica. At the point of greatest eclipse, in Antarctica at 6:54 UT, the Sun will be 79% covered by the Moon. In Cape Town, the eclipse will peak at 5:43 UT when the Sun appears 43% covered. But if you can't make it to the bottom half of the world, you can join Slooh for coverage of this partial solar eclipse where you will see live images from our partner observatories and hear expert commentary from Slooh astronomers.

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Slooh and ESA Present Rosetta's Rendezvous with the Sun
The European Space Agency’s historic Rosetta mission reaches an exciting new phase this month. The craft, which has been following Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it raced through the inner solar system, will get a close-up view of the comet’s icy nucleus when it makes its closest approach to the Sun on August 13, 2015. Join Slooh on August 8th as we discuss this latest phase of the Rosetta mission with ESA scientists and other experts.
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The Perseid Meteor Shower 2015
The Perseid meteor shower, the most prolific meteor shower of the year, peaks on the night of August 11-12, 2015. The Perseids is a favorite of many stargazers because it shows more bright meteors than most showers, usually about 50-60 per hour. Join Slooh astronomers for a live dark-sky broadcast of the Perseid meteor shower on August 12, 2015. Like most meteor showers, the Perseids are simply dust-sized pieces of icy debris expelled from a comet, in this case, Comet Swift-Tuttle. As the Earth passes through the comet's debris trail once each year, some particles streak through our atmosphere and heat up, leaving a transient bright glow we call a meteor. The tiny particles burn up in the atmosphere. Very few, if any, make it to the Earth's surface. Some hit the moon, too, though they're too faint to see, even with a telescope.
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