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18:56  10 august  2018
18:56  10 august  2018 Source:   inews.co.uk

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With a partial solar eclipse due to take place this weekend we look at the science behind the phenomenon . What is a partial solar eclipse ? A solar eclipse occurs when the moon gets between Earth and the sun, and the moon casts a shadow over Earth.

A solar eclipse occurs when an observer (on Earth) passes through the shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks ("occults") the Sun.

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With a partial solar eclipse due to take place this weekend we look at the science behind the phenomenon.

What is a partial solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon gets between Earth and the sun, and the moon casts a shadow over Earth. It can only take place at the phase of new moon, when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth and its shadows fall upon our planet’s surface.

PORTLAND, ME - AUGUST 21: People flock to Monument Square to view the partial solar eclipse. (Staff photo by Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) © Getty PORTLAND, ME - AUGUST 21: People flock to Monument Square to view the partial solar eclipse. (Staff photo by Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) A partial eclipse occurs when only the penumbra (the partial shadow) passes over you. In these cases, a part of the sun always remains in view during the eclipse. How much of the sun remains in view varies according to your location.

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When is the February 2017 solar eclipse ? This month a dramatic solar eclipse will occur and be visible in certain areas around the world. Many times that an eclipse happens it is only a partial coverage. The eclipse is a natural phenomenon , but may have associated it as a bad omen or a

Although the natural phenomenon of a solar eclipse is far from rare, as it occurs every 18 months, most solar eclipses can only been seen by less than half a per cent of Earth’s population. When can you see the Partial solar eclipse in Britain?

When is the next one?

The next solar eclipse is a partial eclipse that will take place will officially begin when the moon first appears to make contact with the sun's disk at 9.02am London time on Saturday. Maximum eclipse will happen at 10.46am that morning and will end around 12.30pm.

PORTLAND, ME - AUGUST 21: People flock to Monument Square to view the partial solar eclipse. (Staff photo by Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) © Getty PORTLAND, ME - AUGUST 21: People flock to Monument Square to view the partial solar eclipse. (Staff photo by Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) This will be the third and last solar eclipse of 2018. Another partial solar eclipse will occur on Jan 5th next year.

Where will it be visible from?

The eclipse will start out over the North Atlantic Ocean and Greenland, moving north and east so that the shadow simultaneously moves toward Iceland, northern Europe and the northern polar regions. Continuing its path over the top of the planet, the shadow will be wide enough to cover most of northern Russia from east to west. It will then dip down into Mongolia, China and surrounding areas.

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He added the full spectacle will "definitely not be visible from the UK , not even a partial eclipse ". NASA. When is the eclipse 2018? Totality occurs at different times across the world. Eclipse 2018: Third eclipse of summer THIS MONTH - How to see August solar eclipse .

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A view of the partial solar eclipse taken in Bucharest on January 4, 2011. Europe was given a front-row seat on Tuesday to the first solar eclipse of 2011 only to find that in many places a thick curtain of cloud marred the spectacle. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images) © Getty A view of the partial solar eclipse taken in Bucharest on January 4, 2011. Europe was given a front-row seat on Tuesday to the first solar eclipse of 2011 only to find that in many places a thick curtain of cloud marred the spectacle. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images) Will you be able to see it from the UK?

Only with great difficulty unfortunately. Some observers in the northernmost parts of Scotland might be able to catch a tiny glimpse of the eclipse although even then the effects would be very minimal – less than one percent coverage of the Sun.

Partial Solar eclipse © Getty Partial Solar eclipse In Europe, the best views will be found in Scandinavia, in Finland and Norway.

The Northern Ruija Region of Norway, also known as Finnmark, for example, will see up to 20 per cent of eclipse coverage.


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