A solar eclipse, even a partial one, is always an opportunity for some amazing photos or videos. Earlier this year only NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) was able to see one, but another eclipse is just around the corner, and it will be visible here from Earth.
On Tuesday 25 October, there will be a partial solar eclipse visible from most of Europe, northern Africa, the Middle East, and western parts of Asia. Around 80% of the sun will be covered at the eclipse’s peak. So, get your gear ready and find a perfect observation spot!
The eclipse will be best visible from a large part of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Scandinavian countries, but it stretches all the way to northeastern Africa, where the moon will hide only around 15-20% of the sun. Here you can find a handy map with the weather forecast and the sun coverage, it will help you plan your shoot.
As Time and Date notes, an eclipse never comes alone. A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar one, so keep an eye out for a lunar eclipse that’s coming on 8 November. And in the meantime, keep your fingers crossed for nice weather next week!
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