Solar Eclipse 2006

Here is advance notice, for those that aren't aware about it, for the upcoming solar eclipse on 29th March. The eclispe will be visible across much of Africa, Europe and the Middle East although the path of totality - the region where you can see the Moon covering all of the Sun's surface - only passes through Ghana (09:10 UT), Togo, Benin, Nigeria (09:30 UT), Niger (09:50 UT), Chad (10:10 UT), Libya, Egypt (10:40 UT), Turkey (11:00 UT), Georgia, Russia, Kasakhstan (11:30 UT) and Mongolia. The UK will see about 15-30% of the Sun's disk covered. So, if you live in the UK and are not watching for it you probably won't notice. Unfortunately, I'll be on the wrong side of the planet at the time, so I will miss it totally.

As ever, don't look directly at the Sun without CE (or equivalent) certified solar viewers. You have been warned people.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Monday 20th Mar 2006 (05:45 UTC) | Permalink
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