Solar Eclipse Celebration – May 20, 2012

Simulated Solar Eclipse in Stellarium

Looks like we’re going to have a partial solar eclipse on Sunday, May 20, 2012 that will be visible in Los Angeles from about 6:26 pm to 6:30 pm !

I haven’t really decided what to make, but I am definitely going to make a day of it. I think that Star Party Sandwiches are a good candidate, and maybe Stellar Salad to go with them. Maybe I can make something with Sun Dried tomatoes, and find a recipe for Moon pies.

The picture you see is a screen shot I took when I was using Stellarium, a Windows-based planetarium program. It’s a lot of fun and Spane really enjoys using it. Stellarium is available at

I am really excited about this, and I’ll be adding to this post in the days to come. Stay tuned!

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2 Responses to Solar Eclipse Celebration – May 20, 2012

  1. Shepard says:

    It’s really a nice and helpful piece of information. Thank you for sharing.

  2. papa's pancakeria says:

    I bookmarked this to come back after the 20th to see what you made for the eclipse.

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