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Astronomical tourism: Travel to see a total eclipse

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There is still a year and a half but the tours are already closing their places to travel and witness a natural phenomenon that sometimes is inexplicable. It is a total solar eclipse that will take place in China and the South Pacific during July 22, 2009.

Eclipses occur approximately every 18 months but not all are equal. Some only occur for a few seconds and others darken the sky for about seven minutes. Sometimes they occur in the oceans or in places with poor visibility. Also, depending on where they occur, it translates into a big difference due to fog, pollution, etc.

The total eclipse that is expected to occur in July 2009 will last about five minutes - something that rarely happens - and will lead to an easily accessible place in China that also enjoys good weather and weather is expected to accompany positively.

There are a whole series of travel agencies specialized in tours to see eclipses. The trip is provided with an astronomer and, according to the majority of agencies, they have already completed the first tours they planned for the next eclipse in Asia.

Via, USA Today

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