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Largest eclipse for 60 years. ARTICLE AND VIDEO: The Moon will pass directly between the Sun and the Earth, with 2015’s eclipse being the biggest for six decades, today, Friday. In the UK, Northern Scotland is said to have the best view of the partial eclipse. More than 98% of the Sun will be covered there, whilst it will be around 85% in London and the South East. 98% of the Sun will be at mid-eclipse over the west coast of the Isle of Lewis at 9.36 am local time.

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Largest eclipse for 60 years

Published on Friday, 20th March, 2015 at 08:38 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock.
Last Updated on 20th March 2015 at 14:23.

ARTICLE AND VIDEO: The Moon will pass directly between the Sun and the Earth, with 2015’s eclipse being the biggest for six decades, today, Friday.

Full solar eclipse
A total solar eclipse was visible from the Northern tip of Australia on Nov. 13, 2012 at 3:35 ESTFull solar eclipse
Photo: Karen C. Fox/NASA


In the UK, Northern Scotland is said to have the best view of the partial eclipse. More than 98% of the Sun will be covered there, whilst it will be around 85% in London and the South East.

98% of the Sun will be at mid-eclipse over the west coast of the Isle of Lewis at 9.36 am local time.

“The UK will see this eclipse as a deep partial eclipse. Skies will darken for any location where the maximum obscuration exceeds 95 per cent which includes north-western Scotland, the Hebrides, Orkneys and Shetland Islands,” Dr Steve Bell, of the HM Nautical Almanac office told The Telegraph.

However, the Faroes and northern Scandinavia come top regarding the eclipse, as the Sun will be completely covered for around 2 minutes – scheduled around 9.41 am local time.

Video of a total solar eclipse at bottom of article (NASA).

Norwegian broadcaster NRK reports that Svalbard is expected to be the best place regarding Norway, with good prospects for Trøndelag and Nordland Counties further south of the archipelago. The southern coast of Norway, known as Sørlandet, may provide opportunities as well.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon lines up directly between the Earth and Sun, the moon casts its shadow on Earth. This causes a total eclipse.

There will be two solar eclipses this year – 20th March, and a partial solar eclipse on 13th September.

Two websites are providing a live stream to view today’s eclipse:

http://www.space.com/19195-night-sky-planets-asteroids-webcasts.html

http://live.slooh.com/stadium/live/the-total-solar-eclipse-of-2015

NRK will transmit a some two-hour special between 10 am and 12:30 pm local time.


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Published on Friday, 20th March, 2015 at 08:38 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock.
Last updated on 20th March 2015 at 14:23.

This post has the following tags: eclipse, sun, moon, earth, space.





  
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