Partial Solar Eclipse
Stargazing Live Event
Friday, 20th March 2015 (07:30 - 12:30)
On Friday 20th March 2015 there will be a Partial solar eclipse visible from the J.A.Jones Observatory, Wentworth. At its maximum extent, more than 90% of the Sun will be eclipsed by the Moon.
The eclipse will begin at 0827 when the Moon first touches the Sun. Maximum eclipse is at 0933 and the Moon leaves the Sun at 1042. All of England will witness a partial eclipse of over 80%.
Partial Solar Eclipse viewing: Using white light and Hydrogen alpha filtered telescopes to view the progress of the partial phase eclipse as seen from the Observatory.
Join us at the Observatory for what is hoped will be a good view of the Partial Solar Eclipse.
The area of totality, where a total eclipse can be observed, lies within a wide corridor sweeping across the Northern Atlantic, North Sea and Norwegian Sea.
The Faroe Islands are one of the very few land masses that fall within this corridor. The only other islands in the path of totality are the Svalbard Islands located midway between Norway and the North Pole. Iceland just misses out with the northern edge of the path 50 miles or so off the south eastern coast of the island.
For further information, see http://www.solareclipse2015.org.uk/the-eclipse-path/.