However, partial eclipses of the star in our own solar system occur regularly. The latest was in 2017, and the next can be experienced in October 2022, says Michael Linden-Vørnle, astrophysicist and chief consultant at DTU Space.
The partial eclipse of 2021 is in the middle of the day. In the capital, the event peaks at 12.41.
– Then just over 32 percent of the sun’s diameter will be darkened. The further to the northwest you are, the greater the eclipse, says Linden-Vørnle.
When the maximum is reached, the moon slowly slides away from the solar disk. The eclipse ends at 13.51.
Die Beobachtung des Phänomens erfordert einen Augenschutz, betont Michael Linden-Vørnle.
– The best are solar eclipse glasses that filter out all harmful radiation. Without protection, you risk serious eye damage, he warns.
Die Sonnenfinsternis verläuft ringförmig in einem Band von Kanada über Nordwestgrönland und den Nordpol bis Nordostrussland.
Annular eclipses occur because the moon’s distance from Earth varies, and sometimes the moon is so far from our planet that it cannot completely cover the sun. Then the outer part of the solar disk is seen as a luminous ring.
In late July to late August, the meteor swarm Perseids is active. Under favorable conditions, it delivers shooting stars in large numbers.
Most are expected on the night between 12 and 13 August, but both before and after there is a good opportunity to experience shooting stars. They radiate from the constellation Perseus, which is seen at midnight under Cassiopeia’s characteristic skewed “W” to the northeast.
The Perseids are remnants of the comet Swift-Tuttle. They penetrate the atmosphere at over 200,000 kilometers per hour.
Up until Christmas 2021 you can experience a planet parade. In December, the three clear planets Jupiter, Saturn and Venus are beautifully aligned across the horizon to the south and southwest. They are best seen at 5 pm, says Michael Linden-Vørnle.
Die drei Planeten scheinen ziemlich nahe beieinander zu liegen, doch es gibt einen großen Unterschied in ihrer Entfernung zur Erde – zwischen 50 Millionen und 1.6 Milliarden Kilometern.
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