Iran eclipse man unveils "space observation plan"

Iran's Eclipse man Hamid Djodeiri. Khodashenas is expected to attend the 2011 solar eclipse conference in New Delhi, India.
India's SPACE is to host the international conference which is slated for December 15th-17th, 2011.
During the three-day conference, scientists and eclipse chasers from all across the world will convene to share their latest scientific achievements and researches.
Iran's Mr.eclipse who has observed solar eclipses in seven continents since 1999 plans to take part at the international conference with his lifelong dream which is closing to reality day by day: "Observing the solar eclipse from the space."
Hamid, a professional lawyer, has never believed that his first trip to observe a solar eclipse from Gahar Lake in Southwest Iran on a donkey-back would turn into a historical expedition to South Pole in 2003 and the totality in the 90 degrees North Pole in 2008 on a nuclear-powered icebreaker.
Now it's high time for mankind to take a big stride forward to visit the natural phenomena from "space".
India is the first Asian country to host the 2011 international solar eclipse conference which is held twice in seven years.
The astronomical meeting is held when no total solar eclipse occurs for a two-year hiatus.
The conference avails opportunity for professional and amateur astronomers and scientists to put words into action, thus, realizing a dream which is the first step of a long way ahead.

Annular Solar Eclipse January 2010 Burma

I f you are looking for Iran's eclipse man, make sure to find him in the Southeastern Asian state of Myanmar.
Unlike previous visits, Iranian eclipse chaser Hamid Khodashenas along with a few eclipse hunters are due to reunite in Burma to sight the longest annular solar eclipse of the 21st century.
Iran's Mr. Eclipse is expected to leave Tehran on Friday, 8 January 2010, to view the solar eclipse which lasts eleven minutes and eight seconds.
Khodashenas will finalize his ten-day mission after a tour to Burma, starting from Rangoon, the capital city of the Union of Myanmar, now called Yangon and is scheduled to fly back on 23rd of January, 2010.
Myanmar's new capital is named Naypyidaw and was unveiled by the ruling government two years ago.
The longest annular eclipse of the century takes eight minutes in Burma and is visible as a partial eclipse in Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. Starting at Uganda, the eclipse passes through Nairobi, enters Indian ocean where the greatest eclipse is taking place in mid of Ocean.
After that enters Maldives, where it will be second longest with 10.8 Min of viewing before entering and exiting India at Rameswaram. Only place of land under the eclipse on India.
The next non-central solar eclipse will be on April 29, 2014 but the longest annular eclipse, according to some experts, will appear some centuries later.

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Total Solar Eclipse July 2009 Fiji and Kiribati Islands

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  • Observing the eclipse from the space?

  • A new idea has been devised by Iranian researchers a few years ago which sounds feasible and worthwhile: Observing the eclipse from the space.
    The abstract of the theory had been introduced to the Solar Eclipse Conference 2007 (SEC) in the United States, Los Angeles by Sayeh Research Institute representative and CEO Hamid Khodashenas in an article.
    The idea has been warmly embraced by participants; even through Hamid himself failed to attend the meeting.
    Two years on, preliminary studies on the project is gathering momentum and Iranian researchers step up to the plate. The program is intended to launch a comprehensive investigation into the impacts of the phenomena on the globe and shooting the corona from the space.
    Yet, before implementing the dream, many questions on the subject should be taken into consideration. Is the project plausible? Will it win high international support? What will be the gains? Please comment.
    Posted on Thursday | August 13, 2009 | 9:32 PM

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