The first solar eclipse of the year will occur on Saturday (30). But it will be partial and in Brazil only one point in the far south of Rio Grande do Sul will be able to observe this phenomenon.depending on the location of the observation and whether the weather conditions are favourable (See chart below).
This is because the eclipse will occur in the country near the time of sunset and as soon as Our star coverage will not reach 7%.
Residents of Barra do Quaraí, the westernmost municipality in Rio Grande do Sul, will watch the phenomenon’s peak near 18:12 PMMinutes before sunset. There is a sun disk coverage of 6.28%. (See chart below).
points out Alessandra Abbe Pacini, a scientist in the Space Physics Group at the University of Colorado.
Path and visibility of the partial eclipse – Image: g1
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the sun and the Earth, casting shadows that completely or partially block sunlight. During a partial eclipse, our satellite does not cover the Sun, but it is possible to observe a small piece of the hidden star.
According to NASA, the US space agency, today’s event can be observed mainly in Chile, Argentina, most of Uruguay, western Paraguay, southwestern Bolivia and Peru, but the coverage of the solar disk will vary depending on the location (See chart above).
Some locations in the South Pacific Ocean, Antarctica and a small part of the Atlantic Ocean will also be able to observe the phenomenon, as well as areas of the northwest Antarctic coast, such as at the Brazilian research station Comandante Ferraz.
The next such event will take place on the night of May 15th until the dawn of the 16th, but this time it will be a total lunar eclipse. This means that the Sun, Earth and Moon will align and the Moon will pass in the Earth’s shadow. This phenomenon can be seen all over Brazil.
Pacini explains that, throughout the night, we will see the moon disappear as the Earth’s shadow passes in front of it. When the entire event arrives, and the shadow completely covers the lunar disk, the moon will be reddish, because we will not be exposed to direct sunlight.
“It’s the same phenomenon that makes sunsets red. It’s as if sunlight has been filtered through our atmosphere and the remaining red is scattering the sunlight that falls on the moon,” he says.
(video: The video shows time-lapse footage of the longest partial lunar eclipse seen in Tokyo.)
A video clip shows a time-lapse of the longest partial lunar eclipse seen in Tokyo
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