A solar eclipse is a rare natural phenomenon and an exciting activity that is perfect to take the whole family on.
What is a solar eclipse?
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth. It then blocks for a few minutes almost all sunlight from reaching the earth - in the middle of the bright day. The sun is 400 times larger than the moon, but by chance the moon is so close to the earth that it still looks the same size in our sky. Therefore, it can block sunlight
When can I see the next solar eclipse?
Next solar eclipse will be visible on June 10, 2021 around 10-11.30 CET for European residents. Depending on where in Europe you live, the solar eclipse has different strength and visibility. For instance: Poland 20-30%, Sweden 30-60% and The North Pole 100%.
Why do you need solar eclipse glasses?
Looking at a solar eclipse can be dangerous for the eyes. In some cases, it can cause a condition called solar retinopathy, which is when solar radiation damages the eyes. It can even lead to permanent blind spots or distortions in your vision.