Two eclipses are scheduled to occur in the next weeks. Tuesday, November 8, will see a total lunar eclipse that will be visible from North America as well as areas of South America, central and eastern Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. The eclipse will occur early in the morning.
But prior to this, on Tuesday, October 25, (yes, tomorrow) two weeks before to this occasion, the new moon will orbit between the sun and the Earth, resulting in a partial eclipse of the sun.
The moon’s shadow will scrape the Earth’s north polar regions to create the forthcoming solar eclipse. The majority of Europe (with the exception of Portugal and the western and southern regions of Spain), northeast Africa, and over much of western and central Asia will be able to see it. It will also be visible from an eastern piece of Greenland and from all of Iceland.
- The largest eclipse, which covers about 78% of the sun’s diameter (86.2%), happens around local sunset over the West Siberian Plain near the wealthy Russian city of Nizhnevertovsk (pop. 260,000). Less of the sun will be obscured in the remaining eclipse zone.
- More than 60% of the diameter of the sun will be obscured by the passing new moon across most of eastern Europe, western Russia, Finland, northern Sweden, and Norway, as well as Ladakh, Jammu, and Kashmir in India.
- The eclipse’s magnitude drops to 40% to 60% throughout east-central Europe, including Denmark, Poland, Romania, the Balkans, much of the Middle East, and western India.
- Less than 20% of the sun’s diameter will be obscured for western France, northeast Spain, Libya, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia, as well as for a large portion of the United Kingdom, Germany, eastern France, Italy, Greece, Egypt, and southwest India.
Can I see it?
A partial eclipse can be easily observed from anywhere, unlike a total eclipse of the sun, the human eye, solar eclipse glasses, any sized telescope, or even binoculars can be used for observation. Of course, in order to shield the eye or camera from the extreme brightness and heat of the concentrated sun rays, substantial filters (camera/telescope) must be employed during any direct observation of the eclipse.
And for all the new-gens or anyone who cannot observe it directly, you can watch it live here:
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