Partial Solar Eclipse on Sunday

Partial solar eclipse observation with Astrotour
Partial solar eclipse observation with Astrotour

On November 3rd 2013 there will be a partial solar eclipse. Well, it’s a total eclipse in some places and an annual eclipse in others, ubt fromteh Canary Islands we get a partial eclipse. 40% of the sun will be covered by the moon at 12:15 pm. From the UK there won’t be anything to see.

Do NOT look directly at the sun. You might go blind.

There are two places on La Palma where you’ll be able to observe the eclipse safely. Astrolapalma will hold a free event at Llano de Las Brujas from 10:30-1:30 pm, and Astrotour will hold an event costing 2€ per person at the ecological banana plantation EcoFinca Platanologico from 11 am – 1 pm. Both sound fun.

Partial solar eclipse observation with Astrolapalma
Partial solar eclipse observation with Astrolapalma

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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