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Partial solar eclipse on January 4

Δημοσίευση 23 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 11:52 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Partial solar eclipse on January 4
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Greece will experience a partial solar eclipse starting at 9:00 a.m. on the morning of January 4, the first Tuesday after the New Year.

Greece will experience a partial solar eclipse starting at 9:00 a.m. on the morning of January 4, the first Tuesday after the New Year.

Weather permitting, the Hellenic Astronomy Club will set up telescopes outside the entrance to the Evgenidis Foundation's Digital Planetarium at 11 Pentelis St in Paleo Faliro and amateur astronomers will assist those that want to view the eclipse through a telescope.

The head of the Planetarium Prof. Dionysis Simopoulos said that only up to two thirds of the solar disc will be covered by the moon in Greece when the eclipse is at its height, at around 10:23 a.m.

Roughly 12 hours earlier, the earth will be at the closest distance from the sun during the year (147,105,721 kilometres). The eclipse will begin at 8:40 a.m. in north Algeria and will be visible from north Africa, the greater part of Europe and central Asia.