Photo: European Space Agency.
There will be a solar eclipse next Monday, and here in Tenerife it will be visible as a 41% eclipse. Only those with unrestricted views to the west will be able to see it, however, because it will only be visible at the point of sunset. The Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos has encouraged the public to watch the event, but advises that even though it will be late in the day, and at the point of sunset, special care should still be taken to view through protective glasses or some other means which will give full protection to the eyes. The Museum explains that for those who get to see it, this eclipse will start at 7.51pm but won’t be appreciable until around 8.30pm when the moon will have obscured nearly half the setting sun. There’s an interactive map showing the eclipse path HERE.