A partial solar eclipse will be visible in France this Tuesday, October 25

Author: Clark Tos
2022-10-24 13:42:01

Attention astronomy enthusiasts! A partial solar eclipse will be visible in France on the morning of Tuesday, October 25.

Tuesday, October 25, a eclipse partial Sun can be observed in part of the Northern Hemisphere and in France. This celestial spectacle will begin at the end of the morning, around 11:15 a.m. in the north of the country, and 11:30 a.m. in the south, before ending around 1 p.m. In France, the eclipse will cover less than 20% of the surface of the Sun.

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As the Institute of Celestial Mechanics and Ephemeris Calculation reminds us ( IMCCE ), this phenomenon occurs when the Moon partially obstructs the solar disk: This eclipse will be partial, only the penumbra zone will cover part of the terrestrial globe ».

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Also according to the institute, the temporary disappearance of the star from the Solar System will be more visible in the northeast of the country. Indeed, the natural satellite of the Earth will mask 19.5% of the Sun in Strasbourg, 18.4% in Metz or 17.2% in Lille, against 13.7% in Paris, 3.5% in Paris and 5 7% in Perpignan.

A new solar eclipse in 2026

You may not know it, but it is recommended not to observe this phenomenon with the naked eye to avoid burns and other skin lesions. To contemplate a solar eclipse, specialists recommend wearing a pair of special eclipse glasses. The reason ? Sunglasses do not provide total protection.

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The next solar eclipse will be on August 12, 2026, where it will be total in many parts of the world. In France, this astronomical phenomenon will cover 92% of the surface of the Sun from Paris and 96% from Marseille.

« These two eclipses do not belong to the same family of saros, but will deserve our full attention. “, explains the IMCCE

Source : The Dispatch