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It's fall!Join us at our first GBM Fall Quarter meeting at SERF 329. Vote for date and time here. Join us for observing the annular solar eclipse! From San Diego 83% of Sun's diameter will be covered by the Moon. On the path where the eclipse will be maximum, the Moon's apparent size will be smaller than the Sun's and a bright ring will surrond the outline of the Moon. Here is NASA's graphic of the eclipse (site is down at the moment, 4pm Sat). The eclipse starts at 5:30pm and lasts for about 2 hours with a maximum at 6:40pm.
Solar eclipse glasses provided!It really is not a good idea to look at the sun without those, or a filter in general. Try it, for a second only. Even at the maximum of the eclipse I think it still would be a bad idea.
Well, La Jolla was only going to be an option if the forecast was for clear skies. As expected, the La Mesa forecast, where Cowles Mtn is, is much better. So let's head to Cowles Mtn:
Map for Cowles Mtn Plan.
Meet at 4:00pm by the Sun God next to the Muir Parking Lot (some of the group will meet us at the parking lot / trailhead to the hike). I think we mostly have enough people willing to give rides.
4:10pm leave for Cowles Mtn.
4:45pm arrive at Cowles Mtn parking lot at Golfcrest Dr and Navajo Rd. Start hike.
5:30pm arrive at top of Cowles Mtn - solar eclipse begin.
6:40pm solar eclipse maximum.
7:30pm solar eclipse end and start hike down.
8:30pm back at UCSD.