Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Total Eclipse - 29th March 2006
When? This morning. Starts 08:34 GMT (in Brazil), ends 11:48 GMT (in Mongolia)
Where? Visible as a total eclipse across parts of West Africa (from Ghana to Libya), Turkey, Southern Russia and Kazakhstan. You almost certainly don't live beneath the path of totality.
How long for? Maximum eclipse (in Libya) lasts 4 minutes 7 seconds, just after 10am GMT
Can you show me an animated map? Certainly. Fab, isn't it?
Can you show me some 2006 eclipse weblinks? Sure. Here are several.
What will I see from America or Australia? Nothing. It's night time.
What will I see from London? A feeble partial eclipse covering no more than 17% of the Sun's disc (see illustration top right). Starts 10:45 BST, maximum 11:33, finishes 12:22 (see animated graphic)
When can I next see a bigger eclipse from London? 20th March 2015 (84% obscured)
When can I next see a total eclipse from London? 14th June 2151 (bad luck, you won't see it)
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