Solar eclipse 2011

The first solar eclipse of 2011 started at 9:40 am on January 4 in North Africa, and ended at 15:00 Moscow time, reaching Tibet, north-eastern border of Kazakhstan, Western Siberia and western Mongolia.





The first solar eclipse of 2011 started at 9:40 am on January 4 in North Africa, and ended at 15:00 Moscow time, reaching Tibet, north-eastern border of Kazakhstan, Western Siberia and western Mongolia.

At the peak of the eclipse at 11:51 Moscow time the Moon closed the solar disk by 86%. The maximum phase of the eclipse could see the people of Sweden, Finland, the Baltic countries and Northwest Russia. In Copenhagen, the phase of the eclipse reached 82, 6%, and in London - 74, 7%. In Moscow, the eclipse began at 10:38 and peaked at 12.04 when the Moon has closed 81, 2% of the solar disk.

The second partial solar eclipse in 2011 will occur on 1 June. At the point of its maximum, which is on the coast of the Barents Sea near the Russian Kolguev in the Arkhangelsk Region, the Sun will be closed by 60%. This eclipse will be visible throughout the eastern Arctic, northern Canada, Kamchatka and other regions of the Russian Far East.



Monument to the Romanian King Carol I in Bucharest. Radu Sigheti / Reuters


Eclipse of the Sun in Gaza. Hatem Moussa / AP


Picture taken in the French city curls. Philippe Huguen / AFP - Getty Images

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