Caithness - a good 'sight' for tomorrow morning's partial solar eclipse

How to watch 'the best eclipse in a decade' across Northern Ireland tomorrow

When to see the partial solar eclipse over Hemel Hempstead - and how to stay safe while doing it

The spectacle will begin at around 10:03am, with the maximum of 29.5% of the eclipse happening at 11:05am. While the westernmost point of Wales will see 25% of the sun covered at 11.06am BST, the north coast of Scotland will see a 36% eclipse peak at 11.22am BST.

In this annular solar eclipse, the moon, in its first lunar phase, will not cover the entirety of the sun, leaving a sliver of sunlight visible, Space.com reported.

When the two briefly layer on top of one another, a bright "ring of fire" will appear to burn along the perimeter of the moon where the sun shines through.

"Looking at the sun directly, without the appropriate protective eyewear can result in a condition known as solar retinopathy which can cause temporary or permanent visual loss", says Mr Edmonds.

A total solar eclipse will take place on December 4, 2021. If it's at its closest point to earth it can block out most of the sun's rays which creates a total eclipse. Because they are aligned, the Moon leaves a shadow on Earth.

This alignment coincides with a new moon which indicates when the Moon is closest to the ecliptic plane- the imaginary path containing Earth's orbit around the sun.

As ever, the advice is not to try to look at the Sun with the naked eye.

If you still have glasses from the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse, it's time to toss them in the trash, Aur added. At its height, around 17% of the sun will be hidden from view.

"As dictated by ISO 12312-2, we are required to put an obsolescence period on our glasses", he told Live Science. The delicate retina cells can be damaged by the sun's rays, which remain powerful even during an eclipse.

Skywatchers can also make a solar eclipse viewer out of a box, or construct a homemade Sun projector with binoculars and cardboard.

Because the ring of fire won't be visible from Rome, the Virtual Telescope project is partnering with skywatchers in Canada, where the eclipse will be annular, Gianluca Masi, astrophysicist and director of the Virtual Telescope Project, wrote on the website.

Finally, Royal Observatory Greenwich in the United Kingdom is broadcasting the solar eclipse starting at 5:05 am EDT (10:05 UTC).

This solar eclipse timetable provides viewing prospects for various cities in the US and around the world.

Another tip for seeing the partial solar eclipse is to head to a designated International Dark Sky Place, where the sky is protected from pollution. Read the original article here.

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