The Partial Eclipse

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A partial solar eclipse will occur over a much wider area of Earth including Northern Africa, Europe and Northern Asia. The animation below shows how the moon’s shadow falls on the Earth in both partial and total phases.

Solar Eclipse 2015 Animation

As this diagram shows, Europe, Northern Africa and a large swathe of Northern Asia will witness a partial eclipse. Europe will see 30-98% coverage of the sun by the moon depending on location. The further North you are, the more of the sun will be obscured. The best locations being Northern Scotland, Sweden, Finland and Norway. All of England will witness a partial eclipse of over 80%.

The total solar eclipse 2015
Image courtesy of http://www.greatamericaneclipse.com

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