Sun Blocked Out By Eclipse Over Russia
(PatriotWise.com) – Last Tuesday there was a solar eclipse visible in parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Last week’s solar eclipse was the second and final eclipse of the year. It was visible in parts of Greenland, Iceland, most of Europe, northeastern Africa, the Middle East, and western and central Asia. The previous solar eclipse was on April 30.
The next solar eclipse will be on April 20, 2023. But this one will only be visible in Southeast Asia and parts of Australia.
Last Tuesday’s eclipse began around 5:00 am Eastern Time, so naturally, it was not seen in the Western Hemisphere. It lasted around four hours.
Since the sun, moon, and Earth were not perfectly lined up, last week’s eclipse was only a partial, creating a bright, fiery crescent shape as the sun’s light appeared to peek out from underneath the moon. EarthSky reported the eclipse covered approximately 86 percent of the sun.
A solar eclipse occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse when the full moon will cross into the Earth’s shadow, giving it a reddish hue. This is due to the placement of the sun, moon, and Earth which are almost in a flat plane but have a wobble in their orbit.
A solar eclipse occurs when the sun, moon, and Earth are aligned and the moon is in a new moon phase. Within two weeks, the sun, Earth, and moon will align again, this time with the Earth and moon changing places in their alignment causing a lunar eclipse.
The next lunar eclipse is scheduled for election day, November 8. It is expected to be a total lunar eclipse. Unlike a solar eclipse which can only be visible in a relatively small area of the planet, a lunar eclipse can be seen from any place on the night side of the Earth.
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