Annular Eclipse

Back in July I gave advance notice of an eclipse in October. Well, it is getting close, so here is another reminder. The eclipse is this coming Monday and will be visible across most of Europe and Northern Africa. As always, the path of maximum eclipse - the bit where the Moon covers as much of the Sun as it is going to - is quite narrow but crosses through Spain (Madrid 08:56 UT), Algeria (Algiers at 09:05 UT), Tunisia, Libya, Chad, Sudan (10:31 UT), Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia (11:30 UT). From Manchester, we shall see the Moon covering about 60% of the Sun.

The Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre will be opening their doors early (08:30 BST) to let people watch the eclipse and do various other things. Other observatories across Europe will no doubt be having events too. There are several webcasts planned - hopefully NASA TV get better weather than they did in Greece for the transit of Venus.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Wednesday 28th Sep 2005 (22:17 UTC) | Permalink
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