Solar eclipse partially visible in Romania on Friday

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Romanians can witness soon the upcoming solar eclipse, the last total solar one in Europe in the next decade, only that it will be partially visible on the Romanian sky.

The most expected astronomic phenomenon is due on March 20, at 10:48 (Romanian time), will have its peak at 11:55 and will end 13:04. 12 hours after the eclipse, on March 21, at 00:45, the astronomical spring will officially kick off in the northern hemisphere along with the spring equinox. So, the day will be as long the night and it will gradually increase compared to the night.

Romanians will be able to see only a partial solar eclipse, as the Sun will be 40 to 50 percent covered. This is going to be the last total solar eclipse visible through Europe in the next decade, until the next eclipse of August 12, 2026, LaStele.ro informs.

The solar eclipse will be total in Svalbard, Norway and Faeroe Islands on March 20, and partial in Europe, northeastern Asia, northern and western Africa and Middle East. Locals in Norway and Faeroe Islands will be able to observe the total eclipse for 2 minutes and 47 seconds.

A solar eclipse is occurring when the Moon is interposing between the Earth and the Sun, thus “obstructing” the Sun for those who are watching it from Terra.

If you want to observe the solar eclipse, be it total or partial you must not look at the Sun with the naked eye or through an optic instrument such as telescope or binoculars.

You must wear special glasses having special protection filters provided with a slim layer of aluminum, chrome or silver to attenuate the ultraviolet light.

Read also the astrological impact of the solar eclipse here: http://www.romaniajournal.ro/category/spare-time/astrology/

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