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Mir to be eclipsed?

While looking at data for the total solar eclipse on 11 August I noticed
that extrapolating Mir's path using Keplers for day 211 puts Mir in
total eclipse for a few seconds at about 1014 UTC.  Mir would be over
France between Bordeax and Paris.  Plymouth in England would just be
coming out of total eclipse.  At Mir's height the shadow of the space
station would coincide with the patch of totality at Earth's surface.

Does anyone know if there has been a deliberate plan for some science
on board Mir during these few seconds of darkness?  Or have I got my
sums wrong?
Tom McDonald  Zl1TMC		 
	      Amateur Radio - Talk around the world

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