Heppenheim/Berlin. On Tuesday there is a rare sky spectacle over Germany: The partial solar eclipse begins the Association of Star Friends according to shortly after 11 a.m. and lasts around two hours. The moon slowly moves in front of the sun, but does not completely cover it. To protect your eyes, you have to use safe solar eclipse glasses when observing, write the star friends.
According to forecasts by the German Weather Service, however, clouds could block many people’s views. On Tuesday, the sky is expected to be cloudy to heavily overcast in many places. Meteorologists are only hoping for a little cloud or even clear weather for the south.
This is how the partial solar eclipse ends on October 25th
Astronomy enthusiasts and onlookers can watch a partial solar eclipse over Europe this Tuesday.
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Don’t watch unprotected
Depending on the location, the moon will cover between around 20 and more than 30 percent of the star in the center of our solar system, announce the star friends. In Kiel the moon begins to move in front of the sun at 11.07 a.m., in Berlin as well as in Cologne at around 11.10 a.m., in Munich the event begins shortly after 11.14 a.m.
The Federal Office for Radiation Protection also warns against observing the event unprotected – whether with the naked eye, through binoculars, cameras or telescopes. According to the Federal Office, the solar eclipse glasses used for observing with the naked eye should be considered safe according to EU standards, must not have any scratches or holes and should be as close as possible to the face. A direct and unprotected look can damage the retina in a very short time. Conventional sunglasses or welding goggles, but also other possible expedients are not suitable.
Planetarium Berlin attracts visitors
The Planetarium Berlin offers free observations at all three locations. At the Archenhold observatory, which it says is Germany’s largest and oldest observatory, and in the Zeiss planetarium, there will also be short lectures. The Planetarium Berlin Foundation announced that handicraft tables for your own pinhole cameras and sundials were available in the large planetarium.
The planetarium pointed out that people should never look directly at the sun when observing, as this could cause serious eye damage. Therefore, there are free solar eclipse glasses for the first visitors in the facilities.
Partial solar eclipse not only in Germany
The partial solar eclipse can also be seen in other regions of the world, such as in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates:
Or in the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul:
People can also watch the event in the Turkish capital Ankara:
According to Planetarium Berlin, the next partial solar eclipse in Germany will not be visible again until March 29, 2025.
RND/sz with dpa