Upcoming Partial Solar Eclipse/ Central Europe

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Cool thanks! I suspect the sky will be cloudy enough to protect me from seeing anything, anyway. :)

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Cool, thanks for the info. I don't think I've ever seen one before and am off work so I'm hoping its not cloudy. Are regular sunglasses ok for protection?

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I just listened to the weather forecast for the Frankfurt area and they really can't say how cloudy or uncloudy it'll be tomorrow.

 

Pity it's not this morning, looks good from where I'm sitting just now.

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As I left my astronomy equipment at home when I came to Germany, I had to resort to the old pinhole method to see anything.

Just make a pin hole through a piece of paper, and project the sun's image through that hole on another white paper.

 

Below is a picture with the best I could get with this primitive method:

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Another nice effect that you get during a solar eclipse is the pattern that appears in the shadows of trees, bushes, or foliage. Because the pattern creates many small pinholes, you get many "small partial eclipses" in the shadow:

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and a live feed of the eclipse form Eastern Europe:

 

http://www.skylovers.net/transmisie-live-eclipsa-4-ianuarie/

 

(you can still see it if you hurry)

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