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Today the eclipse of the Sun, in Italy visible only in the North LIVE AT 11.00

2021-06-10T21:16:21.951Z

The Sun is the protagonist of the annular eclipse that will give a show in the Arctic area. The coverage of the solar disk by that of the Moon, with the exception of a ring, can be perfectly observed only for some regions of Canada, Greenland and Russia (ANSA)



The Sun is the protagonist of the annular eclipse that will give a show in the Arctic area. The coverage of the solar disk by that of the Moon, with the exception of a ring, can be perfectly observed only for some regions of Canada, Greenland and Russia. In Italy, the phenomenon will be visible for just 5% and it will be necessary to be patient until 2027 to witness a total solar eclipse. However, it is possible to observe the phenomenon live on the web, thanks to the international network of observatories connected to the Virtual Telescope. The live broadcast, which we broadcast on ANSA Scienza, is scheduled at 11.00 am, with the commentary by astrophysicist Gianluca Masi.





The eclipse of Thursday 10 June "from Italy will be visible only as a partial one, of a very modest size", observes Masi, head of the Virtual Telescope Project. In fact, "a darkening of the Sun around 0.5% is expected for Siena and slightly better values ​​as we move further north, up to 5% in Valle d'Aosta. From Perugia downwards, however, the the phenomenon will be invisible ".



The solar eclipse occurs when the Sun is hidden by the passage of the Moon and the obscuration which can be partial or total. That of June 10 will take place when our satellite will be near the point of maximum distance from the Earth (apogee). The portion of the sky (ie its angular dimension) that it will occupy will therefore be smaller and the disk will not be able to cover the entire solar disk, leaving a 'ring of fire' uncovered.



"It is important to remember - underlines Masi - that the vision of the Sun without specially made protections is dangerous and risks causing permanent damage to sight". Just to allow everyone to view safely, the eclipse will bealso broadcast online from the Virtual Telescope site with contributions from places where it will be fully seen.



Already next year, on 25 October, in Italy it will be possible to observe a new partial solar eclipse "but much 'better' than this, with a coverage of the Sun between 10 and 20%", Masi specified. Instead, for a total eclipse there is to wait until August 2, 2027: an eclipse visible as a total south of Lampedusa, in the sea but in Italian territory, but which in any case will have a very wide coverage also for the rest of the Peninsula.

Source: ansa

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