Partial solar eclipse on January 4, visible from Romania

A partial Sun eclipse which will take place on Tuesday, January 4, will be visible from Romania too. The maximum coverage, 76 percent of the Sun, will be reached at 10.35 hours and will be visible from Central Romania.

The eclipse will start at 09,05 hours and will also be seen in Eastern Romania and will end around 12,07 hours.If you are in Bucharest and want to watch the eclipse, make sure you choose an open place (not surrounded by blocks, for example). In Bucharest, the eclipse will be visible from 09.08 hours and the maximum will be achieved at 10.35 hours, when the Sun will be 75 percent covered.

You could also go to the Astronomic Observatory to watch the eclipse (21 Lascar Catargiu boulevard- close to Romana Square). It will be opened from 09,00 to 12,00 hours. The entry ticket is of RON 5 and guidance in English is also available.

The solar eclipse maximum visibility in Europe will be achieved in the northern part of Sweden, as well as in Northern Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

The previous solar eclipse visible in Romania took place on August 11, 1999. It was a total solar eclipse. The next Sun eclipse visible from Romania will take place on March 20, 2015.

There will be four partial sun eclipses and two total moon eclipses in 2011. The latest total Sun eclipse took place on July 11 last year in the South Pacific and the next one will take place on November 13, 2012 and will be visible in Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and the South America.

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