In ziua de 25 iulie 2008 Ioan Istrate a primit urmatorul mesaj:
"in data de 8 august 2008 va fi un eveniment deosebit" ;afara este cerul gri, ca si cum ar fi dimineata sau seara"
Eclipsa totala de Soare in 1.08.2008 in ziua de Luna Noua
New Moon 2008 Aug 1 ora 10:14
vedeti traseul pe care este vizibila eclipsa solara:
Solar eclipse of August 1, 2008
The Solar Eclipse that takes place on August 1, 2008, will be a total eclipse of the Sun with a magnitude of 1.039 that will be visible from a narrow corridor through northern Canada (Nunavut), northern part of Russia, western Mongolia, and China. It belongs to the so-called midnight Sun eclipses, as it will be visible from regions experiencing Midnight sun.
In Siberia, the total eclipse zone will pass through populated places, including the "capital of Siberia" Novosibirsk, and the cities of Nizhnevartovsk, Barnaul, Biysk. Greatest eclipse duration will be reached near the town of Nadym in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in Northern Siberia.
A partial eclipse will be seen from the much broader path of the Moon's penumbra, including eastern North America and most of Europe and Asia.
Aug 10 20:19 404556 km F-6d 0h
Aug 26 3:45 368692 km
2008 Aug 16 21:18
2008 Aug 30 19:59
Solar System: Fri 2008 Aug 8 2:48 http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/Solar
August 8 2008, 8-8-08, 888 and its Numerical Significance