Solar eclipse visible also from Poland
The solar eclipse will be visible on Friday, March 20 in the morning. In our country, it will be possible to admire only a partial eclipse of our star, up to 80 percent. The next such deep solar eclipse will be seen in Poland in 2026, and a total one in 2135.
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, obscuring the light coming from our star. This is because the Moon is at an ideal distance between the Sun and Earth. The diameter of our star is 400 times larger than the Moon, but the Moon is 400 times closer to our planet than the Sun. Unfortunately, this state of affairs won’t last forever. The Moon moves away from the Earth about 4 centimeters per year, which means that in about 600 years on Earth in ogóbut it will not be possible to see total solar eclipses.
Every year, Earth sees at least two solar eclipses, but no more than five, and of those, at most three are total. This year’s total eclipse will be visible, weather permitting, to residents of the Faroe Islands and Spitsbergen.
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The cosmic spectacle will be visible in Poland from 9 am.43, and the maximum phase will be reached around 10.50. The eclipse will end just after 12 p.m. The last eclipse in Poland was on January 4, 2011. This year the phenomenon coincides with the beginning of astronomical spring.
What you need to have to observe the eclipse? The phenomenon is visible to the naked eye, but you need to remember about safety and use a filterów, because UV rays can damage your eyesight. The safest way to view it is through mylar foil. It can be purchased in astronomy stores. There are even special glasses for viewing the eclipse. Sunglasses, photographic film and X-rays will not provide us with sufficient protection.