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Nostradamus — King of Terror
C3:Q34:L1When the eclipse of the Sun will then be,
PAGE SUMMARY: The August 11, 1999 eclipse was clearly observed as it passed over Turkey. It was the last full eclipse of the 20th Century and for many it held a special significance. It seemed to signal a shift in public consciousness along with a quiet sense of anxious trepidation for what the beginning of the next century might bring.
This page shows the umbral path and visibility as it appeared in a NASA circular and a CNN article posted on the day of the eclipse.
The umbral path illustrations show on this page, serve as foundation elements for the C10:Q72 -- From the sky will come a great King of Terror: page, where a composite image is formed using the NASA umbral illustration on this page, along with an iconic pictogram of the Barbury Castle, Wiltshire Formation which formed in England on May 31, 1999.
1999 NASA Eclipse Bulletin
(NASA RP 1398)
Landfall occurs along the Black Sea coast of northern Turkey at 11:21 UT (Figure 11). Ankara lies 150 kilometers south of the path and witnesses a 0.969 magnitude partial eclipse.
The track diagonally bisects Turkey as it moves inland while the center line duration begins a gradual but steady decrease. At 11:29 UT, Turhal falls deep within the shadow for 2 minutes 15 seconds. The umbra reaches Turkey's southeastern border at 11:45 UT and briefly enters northwestern Syria as it crosses into Iraq).
CNN, August 11, 1999
Millions of viewers from Canada to Europe and Asia got anywhere from a partial to a full view Wednesday of the millennium's last total solar eclipse.
"What it really shows is our cosmic connectedness," American University astrophysicist Richard Berendzen said of the cultural phenomenon."We happen to live in only planet in solar system that is privileged to have the moon the same angular size as the sun. In other words, it's the only one to have a eclipse of the sun."
Scientists gathered throughout Europe and Asia to learn more about the corona, the superheated gaseous layer that surrounds the sun. Seldom visible, it appears as a radiant halo at the time of totality, when the moon completely covers the sun.
With the sun at the height of its 11-year cycle of activity, the eclipse was a good chance to investigate why the corona sizzles at 3.6 million degrees amid the cold of space. The temperature at the surface of the sun is only about 11,000 degrees, while the sun's core is estimated at 27 million degrees.
Although there are at least two solar eclipses a year, most are partial. Coming at the height of summer and passing over many heavily populated areas, this eclipse was one of the most watched ever.
Please note, the prophecies of Nostrdamus were written in French language as it was used in that day. As with all languages, words and phrases take on new meanings as time passes an interpretations can and will vary. For the sake of consistency, the English translations were taken from a Russian web site. This is because the Russians share a closer cultural history with the French, and a deep respect for the language. There was a long period of time in Russia, when the nobility preferred the French language over their own.