Hybrid Solar Eclipse Visible in Greece


    At Sunday noon, November 3 2013, there is going to be the opportunity to observe an eclipse from Greece.

    In Greece the eclipse, will be visible as a partial eclipse with little coverage of the solar disk of the Moon.

    Specifically, depending on the latitude, the moon will cover up to 10% of the solar disk in southern Greece (the percentage is referring to the solar diameter). In northern Greece the rate will be progressively smaller.

    Respectively, the duration of the eclipse will be greater in Southern Greece (over an hour in Crete) and less for Northern Greece (half an hour in Thessaloniki).

    Below you will find a table with the approximate local times, during which the eclipse will last in four cities. Shortly after 3 pm, anyone who wishes to observe in Greece should be ready.

    The observation of the eclipse should only be done with special solar filters. There is danger of serious damage to eye health. The most effective way to see the eclipse with binoculars or a telescope is by purchasing the solar filter Baader Astrosolar.

    Also, special eclipse observation glasses can show the eclipse without any other visual aid.
    While it may be seen as a partial eclipse in Greece, in other parts of the world it will be seen as a whole. In fact this particular eclipse belongs to the rare class of hybrid eclipses. Hybrid eclipses are visible as a total in some parts of the path of the eclipse, and as annular elsewhere. The path of totality will cross the Atlantic Ocean and central Africa. As a partial eclipse, it will be visible across Africa, Mediterranean Europe and parts of South America.

    The next solar eclipse, visible from Greece will be in March 2015.

    The timetable is as follows:

    15:08 to 16:05

    15:16 to 15:47

    15:06 to 16:00

    15:04 to 16:17