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Solar eclipses

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Solar eclipses

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This is an article on how to travel to and observe the solar eclipse.


Solar eclipse is an astronomical phenomenon, in which the Sun is obscured by the Moon (wholly - total eclipse or partialy - partial eclipse or annular eclipse). Total eclipse is very strange and beautiful spectacle as observer can see the Sun's atmosphere by naked eye.

The event takes place several times a year, but is visible only for several minutes or seconds and only from the narrow ribbon of Earth. That makes it a great travel destination with once-in-a-lifetime show.


Here is the list of several solar eclipses in near future. Total ones are emphasized.

Stay safe

Never look at the Sun with unaided eye or with a telescope even for second end even if last 1% of the Sun is visible. This may seriously damage your eye and even make you blind. Allways use the dedicated filter, which you can buy in astronomy shop or at least use diskette or fully exposed and developed negative photographic film to aid your eye.

As the moon fully obscures the sun (only during total eclipses) it becomes safe to look directly and see the beautiful corona (Sun's atmosphere).