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An October 2005 Solar Eclipse
Monday, October 3rd 2005 there will be an annular eclipse
of the sun over Europe and Africa, with a partial phase
visible from Ross-on-Wye. This is the last annular eclipse
visible from anywhere in Europe until 26th January 2028.
In Ross, the eclipse will only be partial but, unlike
the one I photographed below, at dawn on 31st May, two
years ago, it occurs at a time of day which will be observable
by most people.
Ross-on-Wye, the eclipse should begin at around 8:50 am
British Summer Time.
eclipse will occur at around 10:00 am and it will end
at approximately 11:15 am
annular eclipse is similar to a total eclipse, except
the moon is further away from the earth in its orbit,
so the moon's disc does not appear large enough to fully
obscure the sun, as it does during a total.
path of annularity crosses Ibiza and Algeria. Algiers,
will see 3 minutes and 47 seconds of annularity and the
main path of the eclipse will track south east through
the African countries of Tunisia, Libya, Chad, Sudan,
Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia before ending in the Indian
look directly at an eclipse or even using sun glasses
or smoked glass. You will damage your eyes permanently!
The best way to view, if you have not got a pair of eclipse
viewing glasses available is to project an image of the
sun onto a piece of white paper using binoculars. Do
not look at the sun through the binoculars!!! Point
the large end at the sun and the eye piece end at the
paper and move the binoculars around until you can see
the sun's disc projected.
hoping for clear skies on the day!
dawn partial solar eclipse which took place on 31st May 2003,
as seen from Brampton Abbotts. Ref: P5317054
New 'A to Z' of Wyenot.com
the very beginning I have received comments on how easy
Wyenot.com is to navigate and this is very pleasing to
hear because that is exactly how I intended it to be.
Those who have been visiting the web site regularly from
its beginning back in 2000 know most of what is available
for viewing, and of course the site map has always helped
those who have more recently discovered the web site.
over 2,000 pages of information about Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire,
the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean however, built up over
the past five years, there are pages on Wyenot.com which
I have forgotten about myself. With this in mind, I decided
to try and think of a way of making these pages easy to
discover by newer viewers and easier to find by everybody.
This is where the new, traditional book style 'A
to Z Index' comes in.
made the new 'A
to Z Index' available this week. Compiling it has
been difficult, to put it politely and it is by no means
perfect, or complete. As I rediscover forgotten things
on the web site, I will add them to the index and will
try to remember to update it with all new items added.
index does not include links to every single item in Wyenot
News as they are already covered in the back issues and
it would take me years of work to sort them out and re
index. Important town events covered in 'Wyenot News'
are indexed however, and visitors looking up those should
discover the smaller items whilst browsing. Links to many
of the 'Wyenot News' items listed do not take you to the
exact page - just the correct issue. Again, this was a
time factor thing and gradually I will try to correct
you are an old regular or a new visitor to Wyenot.com,
I hope you find this new navigation tool useful.
click here to try it out.
Moving up to John Kyrle High School
hundred and ten pupils moved up from their respective
primary schools to John Kyrle High School this year. This
was the highest ever Year Seven intake ever for the school,
with pupils joining from sixteen schools around the region.
of the children attended Summer Academy at JKHS during
the school holiday, enabling a smooth transition to the
High School. Teacher, Trixie Williams said 'This year
we have a really impressive year group!'
below, with Head Teacher, Nigel Griffiths and Trixie are
a selection of the new High School pupils.
Photography This Week - First Day at School
new school year began last week with children from around
the Ross area starting school for the first time. Pictured
above and below are some of the first timers at Lea, Fownhope,
St. Weonards and Brampton Abbotts schools.
mural in the photograph of St. Weonard's Primary was designed
by children at the school, during a day's workshop. Artist,
Adrian Higgins worked for four days with staff, parents
and children to produce the mural, which was funded by
Herefordshire EYDCP, small project fund.
Found in Broad Street
items of jewellery were found in Ross, outside the Eagle
Inn on Saturday, 10th September. One bears the engraved
issues 'PQ & HJ'. If you have lost this, it was handed
in by the finder, who would rather remain anonymous, to
Ross-on-Wye Police Station.
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