Spring arrives with a spectacular solar eclipse.

eclipseWith the arrival of spring, A total solar eclipse will occur on Friday March 20, and It will have a magnitude of 1.045. all Across Europe, north African strip, Central and Northern continent of Asia and Middle East will see a partial eclipse of the Sun (for a few minutes and in full daylight, it will more or less marked way night), will be deeper percentage the more northward ourselves, being the maximum duration of 2 minutes and 47 seconds of darkness off the coast of the Faroe Islands.




partila-solar-eclipse-october-23A solar eclipse occurs when, from the perspective of the Earth, the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, a total solar eclipse occurs when the apparent diameter of the Moon is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness.


solarEclipse_Barcelona_2015-03-20The partial solar eclipse will start at 09 h 10′ 55´´ over the sky of Barcelona and will end at 11 a.m. 27´16´´, being its peak at 10 h 16´ 31´´, with a total duration of 2 h and 16 “. Reaching the magnitude 0,701 which means a darkness of t 63.4%


Basic precautions:

The sun should never be observed directly, with or without sunglasses. During a partial eclipse, the Sun is never completely covered by the Moon, and therefore looks at it without a safe and adequate protection can damage the eyes.


Never directly observe the Sun with equipment (cameras, videos) or instruments (telescopes, binoculars) that are not prepared for it and have the corresponding solar filters.


Never observe the Sun with filters that have not been approved for safe Sun observation.


The Sun can be observed safely seeing his image projected on some sort of display screen located in the shade. For example, the picture got on a wall or a ceiling with a flat mirror covered entirely with a paper has cut that a hole of less than 1 cm in diameter. Do not observe the image of the Sun in the mirror, look at only the projected image.


The Sun can be observed safely through a few filters commonly known as eclipse glasses. They must be approved by the European Community for solar observation (opacity index 5 or greater) must be used according to the instructions printed on them. They must be in perfect condition. Don’t walk while in use, preferably sit. Do not the Remove to have turned his eyes from the Sun. They should not be used with optical devices, but yes they can overlap eyeglasses worn for routine use.


It is unadvisable to use instruments optical except by professionals or experts of recognized experience in the solar observation. Do not use sunscreens that are screwed to the eye, as they reach a high temperature and can break. If they are necessary, the filters should be placed in front of the goal.

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