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Solar Eclipse Sites

Sites About the August 11, 1999 Solar Eclipse

August 11, 1999, Solar Eclipse Images

Goddard News for August 6, 1999 View an Eclipse on the Internet

BBC Online: Solar Eclipse Lots of information about the eclipse

Eclipse on August 11, 1999. Information on the coming solar eclipse.

Eclipse 1999 Includes a map of the exact path of the eclipse.

Laupheim Observatory Includes a countdown to the solar eclipse.

Live! Eclipse Will provide images of the solar eclipse live in both English and Japanese.

NASA's Solar Eclipse 99 Includes information about viewing the eclipse live on their web site.

Solar Eclipse '99 Chat Chat about the solar eclipse!



General Information About Solar Eclipses
Kidseclipse: The Millennial Eclipse Web site devoted to teaching kids about the solar eclipse.

Past Solar Eclipses List of previous solar eclipses.

Solar Eclipse Windows to the Universe solar eclipse page.

Solar Eclipse Image Archive

The history behind solar eclipses

Viewing Solar EclipsesAdvice on safely viewing a solar eclipse.



Information about the Sun
Our Quickie Question Archive Includes many answers to various Sun questions.

Solar Mythology Many myths are about the Sun.

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