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Solar eclipse to be seen in Europe tomorrow


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Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2006 at 11:30 am CET

Throughout Europe on 29 March 2006 a partial solar eclipse will be visible. In parts of Africa and Asia, plus a small part of the Mediterranean Sea between Crete and Cyprus, and parts of Turkey and Georgia, the eclipse will be total.

After passing part of Brazil and the Atlantic ocean, the line of total eclipse will pass through the African countries of Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Libya and the extreme northwest of Egypt. After passing the Mediterranean Sea the eclipse will be total in Kazakhstan and will last be seen in the border between Russia and Mongolia. The area of totality is 189 km wide. The eclipse will last longest in the south of Libya, at just over four minutes. The south coast of Turkey will have three minutes and 45 seconds of total eclipse.

In the Netherlands, the eclipse will occur between 11:47am and 1:33pm. At 12:40pm, the eclipse will reach its maximum totality of approximately 33%.

The weather forecast for tomorrow calls for partly cloudy skies with a 50% chance of rain.

Sources:
NASA: Total Solar Eclipse of 2006 March 29
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Zonsverduistering 29 maart in heel Europa

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