Dec 10

Solar Eclipse on January 4th, 2011

A partial solar eclipse

After almost all Europe missed the Total Lunar Eclipse on December 21st, 2010, European teachers have new chance on the first Tuesday of next year. On January 4th, 2011, a partial eclipse of the Sun will be widely visible across Europe and as far east as India (view the following NASA's animation to see the areas where the eclipse will be most visible).

Animation of the solar eclipse. Image credit: NASA/GSFC

A partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the moon's shadow misses the Earth.

Solar eclipse map of path on earth. Image credit: NASA/GSFC

Once again project Moonwalkers will make a follow-up of this eclipse and will upload on the website all works that are sent to the archive's email (eaae.moon@gmail.com).

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