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March 13, 2015 / lucym14

Solar Eclipse Visible from Bristol!

On Friday the 20th March there will be a partial solar eclipse visible from Bristol! The eclipse is due to start at approximately 8.20am, and will last for roughly two hours. The majority of the sun will be obscured by the moon at about 9.30am.

When watching an eclipse, it is essential that you don’t look at the sun directly. Instead it is possible to buy eclipse – viewing glasses (Stargazing Live magazine from the BBC have a pair attached to the current copy). Alternatively, make a pinhole screen that you can use to project the image of the sun onto a second flat surface. For more details, see http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/how.html.

The BBC are looking for schools and groups to take part in a piece of research in conjunction with the University of Reading about the weather during the Solar Eclipse. For more details see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5WNSN09vNfQz3zyVRlK5RQB/national-eclipse-weather-experiment?cache=disable.

 

 

 

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