Tuesday, October 04, 2005


Images from yesterday's Solar Eclipse

Thousands of office workers in Spain and Portugal streamed into streets on Monday to marvel at an annular eclipse, but in Britain the most anyone could see was a partial eclipse and much of that was obscured by cloud. The annular eclipse, in which the moon covers 90 percent of the sun, was fully visible in a narrow band across the Iberian peninsula, the first time it had been seen there since 1764.

"Many of our astronomers have gone to Spain and Portugal, because there was only a partial eclipse here," a spokeswoman at the British Astronomical Society said. The best vantage point was in southern England where about 66 percent of the sun was covered.



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