Solar Eclipse
Posted by Mike on Fri, 01 Aug 2008 21:21:43 +0100

Ireland and parts of England experiences partial Solar Eclipse.

A partial solar eclipse was seen in Irish skies this morning as the moon passed in front of the sun. While it was a full solar eclipse in some parts of the globe, watchers in Ireland only saw up to one-third of the sun covered. Scientists warned people not to look directly at the sun.

Parts of northern China, Greenland, Canada and Russia saw the full eclipse at points between 9am and 11.30am Irish time.

The next solar eclipse visible in Ireland will be in January 2011 while the next total eclipse visible on the island will not be until 2090.

David Moore, Chairman of Astronomy Ireland, says the drop in light - and temperature - was very noticeable during the eclipse.

Astronomy Ireland held five 'watches' at various locations throughout the country where the public was able to view the eclipse using safe methods and equipment.

Comment by 'Mike / G7FEK' on 2 Aug 2008 - comment
“I did not see the eclipse myself. Did anyone else see it. Please post your comments here. Many thanks.”