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Eclipse Travel Planning

Monday, January 16th, 2006

I’ve received funding to photograph the March 29, the last total solar eclipse for over two years (the former nuclear test site (path), the Republic of Tuva, the Kazakh-majority Bayan-Olgii province of Mongolia (path), and the Gobi Desert. (cool map) (This is not entirely true – the centerline passes almost directly over Novosibirsk, Russia’s third-largest city.)

Eschewing southern Libya, where the peak eclipse neatly corresponds with a smoldering war zone, Chechnya, Daghestan, and the Caucasus (where the eclipse passes over both Mount Elbrus and the Bolshoi Altazimuth Telescope), I have decided to travel to southern Turkey, to the warm (or, at least, warmer) beaches of Antalya. I’m working on the specifics and will use this blog to report on the planning and, come Spring Break, the trip itself. Stay tuned!


Bosphorus University