Cloud and sunny spells may spoil it for eclipse watchers on Tuesday


Skywatchers in the Netherlands will be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun this lunchtime, if the weather is right.

The moon will pass between the earth and the sun, biting a chunk out of the sun’s upper left side between 11am and 1pm. The eclipse can be best viewed around midday.

Weather bureau Weerplaza is forecasting a mixture of cloud and sunny spells on Tuesday so the eclipse should be visible at times.

Looking directly at the sun can damage eyesight, so people wanting to get a glimpse of the eclipse should either use special glasses or build a shoe box pinhole camera to watch.

The next partial eclipse in the Netherlands will be in March 2025 and the next full eclipse in 2135.

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