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 Total Solar Eclipse of 2006 March 29
 Southeast of Waw an Namus, Libya ليبيا (Great Libyan Jamahiriya)

To observe the 2006 March 29 total solar eclipse, my "Eclipse-City" associates and myself had decided to be at the greatest eclipse point. Following the various recce in 2004 and 2005 and due to the huge complications to bring a group of a few hundred participants by 4WD at the point of greatest eclipse, we chose, at the request of the Libyan authorities, to build a viewing site at Waw an Namus. This camp, located 190 kilometers from the point of greatest eclipse, offers both the longest duration and the best weather conditions. The use of military airplanes and helicopters, being approved by the Libyan authorities, enabled the necessary logistics to build a cozy camp with electricity and hot showers. Moreover an International Symposium on solar Physics and Eclipses will be held inside the camp in partnership with the Sebha University. To read also the science magazine Newton of May 2006 PDF Acrobat Reader file (in italian) or the U.S. Department of State eJournal of October 2006 PDF Acrobat Reader file.
You can download the Lonely Planet Libyan Eclipse 2006 Highlights Pack PDF Acrobat Reader file guide. This document contains information on Libya and the 2006 March 29 total solar eclipse where "Eclipse-City" is mentioned on pages 11 and 22.
You can use this solar eclipse calculator to compute the local circumstances of the eclipse, and the solar eclipse timer notifies the beginning of the various events. A time exposure calculator is there to help you choose your camera settings.


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Kussuf 2006
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Harbor Tripoli Al Kabir hotel
Harbor of Tripoli
from the Al Kabir hotel

Boarding Hercules C-130 Mitiga
Boarding an Hercules C-130


Loading Hercules C-130 Mitiga
Loading an Hercules C-130


Cargo Bay Hercules C-130 Mitiga
Cargo bay of an Hercules C-130


Closing Hercules C-130 Cargo Bay Mitiga
Closing the Hercules C-130 cargo bay

Hercules C-130 In-Flight Cockpit
Hercules C-130 in-flight cockpit

Hercules C-130 In-Flight Cockpit Upper Panel
Hercules C-130 in-flight cockpit

Transponder Navigation Map
Transponder navigation map

Haruj Flyover Hercules C-130 Cockpit
Haruj flyover from the cockpit


Landing Waw Kabir Hercules C-130 Cockpit
Landing at Waw al Kabir
from the cockpit

MIL Mi-8 Hercules C-130 Ilyushin IL-76
MIL Mi-8, Hercules C-130
and Ilyushin IL-76

Boarding Chinook CH-47 Twin Rotor
Boarding a Chinook CH-47


Mi-8 Approche Waw Kabir
Mi-8 approaching Waw al Kabir

Chinook CH-47
Two Chinook CH-47

Chinook CH-47 Takeoff
Chinook CH-47 during takeoff

Eclipse City Waw an Namus Libya Konya Turkey


Boarding Ilyushin IL-76
Boarding an Ilyushin IL-76

Loading Ilyushin IL-76
Loading an Ilyushin IL-76

Finishing Loading Ilyushin IL-76
Finishing loading an Ilyushin IL-76

Ilyushin IL-76 Takeoff
Ilyushin IL-76 takeoff

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