Solar eclipse viewing on March 20th

Issued: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:05:00 GMT

A rare partial solar eclipse will be viewable in Glasgow on Friday March 20th, with the maximum eclipse (the moon covering 94% of the Sun) occurring at 09:34am.

The University of Glasgow is hosting eclipse viewing areas where anyone can come along to safely* use our telescopes and viewers (weather permitting). Experts will be on hand to explain what is happening.

  • 08:30am to 10:43am at the flag pole [south front] of the main University building or by the entrance to the Fraser building and Library

For more information please contact Iain Hannah.

*Do not look directly at the Sun with you naked eyes or through an unfiltered telescope/binoculars even during the eclipse. Only use specially designed filters/glasses (not sunglasses) or a pinhole or projection method to observe the eclipse. More information to safely view an eclipse is available from the Royal Astronomical Society [pdf], or from the BBC’s Stargazing Live [pdf].

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