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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Partial Solar Eclipse 15 Jan 2010

My blog stats is showing a significant spike of visitors looking for information about the solar eclipse tomorrow, so here are some details about the event organized by the Science Centre (click the heading to go to their site):

IYA Partial Solar Eclipse

Event Name: International Year of Astronomy Partial Solar Eclipse
Date: 15th Jan (Fri)
Time: 3:30pm - 5pm
Venue: The Observatory @ Omni-Theatre
Fee: Free admission (No pre-registration required)
Come join us as a partial solar eclipse makes its appearance over Singapore! A galore of fun & exciting activities await you!


For those of you who intend to observe on your own, the eclipse starts at around 3 pm, greatest coverage (less than 1/3 of the solar disk) at around 4.30 pm and ends shortly after 5 pm.

Remember the usual precautions (eg. avoid looking directly at the Sun). Pinhole cameras and eclipse glasses are the safest ways to view the eclipse.

Would you like to know more?

About tomorrow's solar eclipse
Solar eclipse of January 15, 2010 (Wikipedia)

About last year's solar eclipse
Solar Eclipse In Singapore

About the next solar eclipse visible from Singapore
Solar eclipse of March 9, 2016 (Wikipedia)