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This way you can safely follow the solar eclipse between 11.19 and 13.31 pm

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A partial solar eclipse will take place on Thursday and can be seen between 11:19 AM and 1:31 PM. During this eclipse period, the moon moves between the sun and the earth. However, the sunlight is so bright that it is absolutely not recommended to look directly at the sun without protecting your eyes as this will cause irreparable damage to your eyes.

Safe Methods

To safely observe this partial eclipse, there are a number of options, such as using special eclipse glasses that for the most part dampen the bright sunlight but still allow you to see the eclipse. There is also special blackout foil that has the same effect and the welding hood that welders use also works well. Observatories have a special solar telescope that allows them to safely monitor the eclipse. The use of normal sunglasses is absolutely not recommended because they do not sufficiently dampen the sunlight and you can still damage your eyes.

Simple solutions

If you don’t have any of the above protective equipment at home, there are also a number of simple other methods to be able to follow the darkening. For example, you can make a hole in a piece of cardboard of about 50 by 50 cm with a skewer. You then put a white piece of paper on the floor. When you hold this cardboard at a height of about 1 meter above the white paper, you will see that the sun shines on the paper through the small hole in the cardboard.

Moon moves between the sun and earth

Around 12.23 pm the partial eclipse is at its peak and you will see a circle (the sun) on the paper with a bite (the moon) at the top.

This way you can safely follow the solar eclipse between 11.19 and 13.31 pm
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