The Moon came to obscure part of the Sun on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 over part of the northern hemisphere during a partial eclipse of about two hours that did not darken the sky but had to be watched with care.
From Europe to the Middle East
The celestial phenomenon began on Tuesday at 08:58 GMT in Iceland and ended off India at 13:02 GMT, crossed Europe, Northeast Africa and the Middle East, the French Institute of Celestial Mechanics and Calculation of Ephemeris said on Monday, October 24 ( IMCCE). Paris Observatory.
The eclipse is visible everywhere in metropolitan France
This eclipse was visible throughout France. Its maximum was between 11:55 and 12:15 approximately, depending on your location. The star of the day was then about thirty degrees high. The inhabitants of the northeast of France were in a privileged position compared to the inhabitants of the southwest. This was noticeable only in good weather, when looking at the Sun with suitable new glasses to avoid burns to the eyes. Or magnifying devices (binoculars, spyglasses) with a filter, available in the centers that organized the observation.
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