Solar Eclipse

 

Solar

 

A near-total solar eclipse will occur on 20th March above Reepham.

The eclipse will begin around 8.30am on Friday and last for two hours as the moon moves in front of the Sun.

 

Total solar eclipses occur when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow (the umbra) on Earth. The darkest point of the eclipse can be as dark as nighttime.

For a Total Eclipse of the Sun, the Moon covers the entire disk of the Sun. On Friday we are expecting a Partial Solar Eclipses, the Moon will block part of the Sun. In Reepham, 86% of the Sun will be covered.

 

Observing the Eclipse!

 

NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN WITHOUT DEDICATED SOLAR VIEWING EQUIPMENT.

Remember, it is very dangerous to look directly at the Sun with your eyes or through a telescope or binoculars – should you do so, you will risk permanent blindness. NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN WITHOUT DEDICATED SOLAR VIEWING EQUIPMENT.