- Chris Baker
Partial Solar Eclipse - This Morning 25th October 2022
Partial Eclipse of the Sun
For those of us in the northern you'll be able to observe a partial eclipse of the sun this morning!
A partial eclipse occurs when, from a spot on the Earth, part of the sun's disc is obscured by the Moon's disc. So it is the Moon's shadow passing over us.
This eclipse is best seen from those in the east of the UK and to some extent further north - but will be visible from all over the UK.
When? - The morning of 25th October.
The eclipse will began at different times depending where you are located but first contact can be expected shortly after 10am BST (9am UT), the maximum about 50 minutes later around 10:58am (BST) and then the last contact at around 11:50am. So you'll have plenty of time to see it -if it's clear!
Firstly, DO NOT observe the sun directly and NEVER through optical equipment such as binoculars, it will cause blindness.
Try making a small hole in a piece of card as shown below or use a sieve or colander which will show multiple images of the eclipsed sun!
Let me know if you manage to this this fascinating event!
Enjoy the night sky this month and let me know about your observations
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