Cozumel Eclipse

Preparing for the August 21st Solar Eclipse in Cozumel

 

“Great American Eclipse” partial view for Cozumel….

 

Photo Courtesy of Fred Boehm

On Monday August 21st, the “Great American Eclipse” will occur.  It’s been named that as it will be visible in totality only within a band across the entire United States   The previous time a total solar eclipse of this nature occurred was in 1918, or 99 years ago.

While observation stations have been set up throughout the continental United States, some eclipse enthusiasts have opted to take a special trip, such as a cruise on the Royal Caribbean “Oasis of the Seas,”  slated to travel through the trajectory on the “Total Eclipse Cruise

 

For those of us here in Cozumel, we will have a partial eclipse, meaning the sun will not completely disappear. According to Time and Date.com the sun will be partially obscured from 12:23 to 3:13 pm on August 21st.  Interested in seeing what a partial eclipse of the sun will look like? Check out this interesting simulation to get an idea.

 

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly between the earth and the sun, totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s diameter is larger than the Sun’s, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness.

Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth’s surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometers wide. For more information on the eclipse and other historical eclipses, check out this article from the Washington Post.com

Haciendo preparativos en Cozumel para el eclipse solar de Agosto 21

El “Gran Eclipse Americano” se verá parcialmente en Cozumel. . .

El martes 21 de agosto, ocurrirá el “Gran Eclipse Americano”. E le ha nombrado de esa manera ya que será

Photo Courtesy of Fred Boehm

totalmente visible sólo en forma de una banda que atraviesa los Estados Unidos. La última ocasión que un eclipse total de esta naturaleza ocurrió fue en el año 1918, o hace 99 años.

 

En tanto que se han colocado estaciones de observación a través de los Estados Unidos continentales, algunos entusiastas de los eclipses han optado realizar un viaje especial a bordo del buque turístico “Oasis of the Seas” de la naviera Royal Caribbean programado para viajar siguiendo la trayectoria del “Gran Eclipse Americano”. (“Total Eclipse Cruise

 

Para quienes vivimos en Cozumel, el eclipse será parcial. Ello significa que el sol no desaparecerá por completo. De acuerdo al sitio Time and Date.com, el sol se obscurecerá parcialmente a partir de las 12:23 hasta las 3:13 p.m. el 21 de agosto. ¿Le interesa ver cómo es un eclipse parcial de sol? Eche un vistazo a este interesante simulacro para que tenga una idea.

 

Un eclipse solar ocurre cuando la luna pasa directamente entre la tierra y el sol, oscureciendo la imagen del sol de manera parcial o total. El eclipse total de sol ocurre cuando el diámetro de la luna es mayor al del sol, bloqueando toda la luz solar, oscureciendo el día.

 

La totalidad ocurre en una brecha estrecha sobre la superficie terrestre; en el caso del eclipse parcial es visible a través de un territorio circundante, miles de kilómetros a la redonda. Para mayor información acerca del eclipse y de otros eclipses históricos, visite este artículo de Washington Post.com

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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