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Partial Solar Eclipse 20/03/2015

March18

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A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun , and totally or partly obscures the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness.

On Friday morning, 92% of the Sun will be covered in an almost total eclipse!
(This information is from http://astronomy.ie/solareclipsemarch2015.php)

NB:Looking at the Sun is dangerous and can result in serious and permanent damage to the eyes. The only way to look at the Sun is indirectly or through a filter.

See an interesting video on solar eclipses here: https://youtu.be/_201ttTSG30

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