Solar Eclipse Visible from Iceland on Saturday

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Solar Eclipse Visible from Iceland on Saturday

A partial solar eclipse will be visible from Iceland on August 11.

A partial solar eclipse will be visible from Iceland this Saturday, August 11, RÚV reports. The eclipse should be visible from all parts on the country if weather allows.

Astronomy website Stjórnufræðivefurinn provides more details of the eclipse, which will be visible between 8.10-9.26am, with slight variations around the country. Depending on the viewer’s location, the moon will block from just under 9% (Westman Islands) to as much as 14% (Ísafjörður) of the sun’s visible surface.

Saturday’s eclipse will be most visible from just north and south of the arctic circle, or from Northeast Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Northern Europe and Northern Asia.

The last solar eclipse visible from Iceland occurred on August 21, 2017. The next will take place three years from now on June 10, 2021.

Observers are reminded that protective eyewear or a telescope with a solar filter are needed to observe the partial eclipse. Regular sunglasses do not suffice.

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