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Friday, February 16, 2018

“Europe will see the biggest solar Eclipse since 1999”

Scientists warn that a total solar Eclipse, which will happen on 20 March, it may result in the loss of 98% of solar energy (this is especially significant for countries that rely heavily solar panels). It is also called the “energy blackout”. The last time such phenomenon was observed in August 1999.

photo: Kirill Iskoldsky

On the evening of March 19, the Moon will “merge” with the Sun. The upcoming Eclipse can be left in the dark part of Europe, including the UK and Scotland. The Eclipse will be visible in Europe within two hours, maximum Eclipse will reach from 11:45 to 12:30 in the morning.

Partial phase of the Eclipse will be visible in the Western part of Russia, partly in North Africa. Scientists say that the best Eclipse will be seen from Murmansk. The next such Eclipse will only happen in 2033.

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