Friday, 18 July 2008

Solar Eclipse

On 1 August, as Cathy reminds us, a solar eclipse will grace the skies of Europe and Asia. Starting at 08.04 GMT and lasting for 4½ hours until 12.36 GMT, the UK will see between 20% and 40% of the sun's surface obscured at around 10.15 am. More info on this official NASA site.

WARNING
NEVER look DIRECTLY at the sun, with the naked eye, binoculars or darkened glass. Your sight may be irreversibly damaged or lost.

6 comments:

  1. THANK YOU for posting this, Guido.  The warnings especially.  I know it's hard for people to turn their gaze from a solar event, but you really need protection and common sense - then you get to experience it all safely.  xoxo CATHY

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  2. From the weather forecast, I doubt we will see any sun here Guido.

    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

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  3. well since I'm in cloudy Washington & not in Europe...I won't see it. Linda in Washington

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  4. You may like to add cameras to that list Guido, I bet a lot of people will want to take photos of it! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

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  5. ally12313058591819 July 2008 at 20:40

    Guido thanks for the reminder ~ and all the safety reminders ~ Ally x

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  6. hi guido, thanks for that, i didn't know there would be an eclipse, i have put it in the diary!! take care mrs t xx

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