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Paradox 2 - Total solar eclipse

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According to the pundits, the longest a total solar eclipse can last is 7 minutes and 29 seconds (for example, see However, I have seen a total solar eclipse which lasted more than 9 minutes. What is the explanation? (Q10 for the first correct answer).

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  • Brian Dodson
    Sep 25, 2011

    You were in a plane flying along the path of totality. I have seen advertisements for such flights. I am making the usual assumptions - this is an eclipse of our sun by our moon on our planet.

  • demalexx
    Sep 23, 2011

    Your were moving at certain speed?

  • gethin
    Sep 24, 2011

    Is it possible that you were in satellite that's orbiting earth moving in the same directions as the eclipse path?

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Was the solar eclipse that you saw exactly 9 minutes or was it much more?

Asked by benedict on Sep 24, 2011

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