07:01 20 March 2015

by James Scott

Solar Eclipse. Credit: Letchworth and District Astronomical Society.


An astronomy group is pulling out all the stops for members of the public to wonder at a solar eclipse which is taking place this morning.

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A partial eclipse which happens when the moon passes between the Sun and Earth and partially blocks the former, casting a shadow over the latter is due between 8.25am and 10.40am.

The Letchworth and District Astronomical Society will have four gazebos set up in Leys Avenue housing a screen with a live feed from NASA showing the eclipse and display boards with information.

Outside there will be eight telescopes with solar filters so that people can look directly into the sun safely, as well as 100 pairs of safety goggles.

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Letchworth astronomy group pulling out all the stops for solar eclipse

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