Eclipse casts a shadow on day for sun lovers
29 March 2006, MADRID – A partial eclipse of the Sun cast a shadow over the day for sun lovers on Spain's Mediterranean coast.
29 March 2006
MADRID – A partial eclipse of the Sun cast a shadow over the day for sun lovers on Spain's Mediterranean coast.
The sun, moon and Earth lined up to produce the phenomenon.
Crowds in Barcelona had the best view as 32.5 percent of the Sun was hidden behind the Moon at 12.21pm.
In Madrid, 24.7 percent of the Sun's surface was obscured at about 12.12pm while in Malaga 28.5 percent of the Sun's rays were hidden just after 12.04pm.
In Valencia and Zaragoza, the height of the eclipse occured at 12.15pm with 31 percent coverage, scientists said.
The eclipse began shortly after 11am and continued until 1pm as the sun passed overhead.
There were also total eclipses in Brazil, Africa, Turkey, Central Asia and Mongolia.
Astronomers warned that people should use special glasses to view the eclipse as looking at it directly and without protection could cause permanent damage to the eyes.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news