Partial eclipse of the sun in Belgium

28th March 2006, Comments 0 comments

28 March 2006, BRUSSELS — A partial eclipse of the sun will be visible in Belgium shortly before midday on Wednesday 29 March.

28 March 2006

BRUSSELS — A partial eclipse of the sun will be visible in Belgium shortly before midday on Wednesday 29 March.

A small 'bite mark' will gradually start to appear on the sun at 11.46am and will be at its maximum at about 12.37pm (times may vary in different regions). At that time, a significant part of the sun will be eclipsed.

The partial eclipse will end at about 1.30pm.

If the sky is cloudy, the partial eclipse will be barely visible and the daylight will only scarcely darken because most of the sun will still be visible.

The eclipse will be caused by the moon passing between the Earth and the sun.

A full eclipse will be visible in a line of countries extending from Northern Africa along to Turkey and Asia.

From most of regions in Europe, only a partial eclipse will occur because the moon will only partially pass in front of the sun.

The full eclipse will be visible in a diagonal line across the globe, extending from the eastern point of South America, across the Atlantic to Africa, passing through the Sahara to Libya and Egypt, crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Turkey and extending through to Asia and Siberia.

If you wish to see the eclipse, experts advice on wearing special eye protection available from opticians and stargazers groups. Naked sunlight can be damaging to the eyes, even during an eclipse.

The eclipse can be seen in the company of stargazers groups, which offer telescopes and information. Addresses can be found at this website: www.urania.be/dossiers/eclips2006.

The full eclipse will be broadcast online by NASA.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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