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    Re: Solar Eclipse Aug 21
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2017 Mar 18, 14:08 +0000

    Using your sextant, you will probably unable to see the Moon until it partially overlaps
    the Sun. After this happens, you can measure the distance to the far limb, and process
    it as a normal lunar. If in your location the eclipse is complete, it will be much easier just to
    time the beginning or the end of the full phase.
    
    Alex. 
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    From: NavList@fer3.com [NavList@fer3.com] on behalf of Paul Hirose [NoReply_Hirose@fer3.com]
    Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2017 2:18 AM
    To: eremenko---.edu
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Solar Eclipse Aug 21
    
    On 2017-03-17 17:18, Brad Morris wrote:
    >
    > I wonder if the tools will work for this lunar?  Is there some way to
    > predict the path where the LD is 0?  Of course, that's along the path of
    > totality, but since we just care for contact, not coverage, the path of
    > 0 LD must be fairly broad as compared to the totality path.
    
    http://astro.ukho.gov.uk/eclipse/0412017/
    
    The medium gray area is the zone where the 1st and 4th contacts are
    visible, i.e., the beginning and end of a partial eclipse. It
    emcompasses Greenland, Canada, the US (except Hawaii), Mexico, and more.
    
    

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