Friday, 15 January 2010

Partial Solar Eclipse today - this afternoon - Bangkok

There is a partial solar eclipse due today.  This means that the moon will be travelling in between the sun (the big light source in the sky) and the earth (which is acting as a big "screen").

Safety: do not look directly at the sun.  See here for further safety information.
This is the best site I have found which shows when the eclipse is happening around the world and how much of an eclipse (how partial) it will be.

Here’s another link to solar eclipses on the BBC – looks like it is at 4:40???Conflicting information.

Here’s another animation.

We made some pinhole cameras.  Here is a copy of the instructions we used and some pictures of the cameras we made.  Unfortunately the images were not very clear, but the cameras WERE home made!

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