Partial solar eclipse in the Netherlands

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Next Thursday June 10, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in the Netherlands between 11:19 a.m. and 1:31 p.m. Not as spectacular as a total solar eclipse, “because it is then very dark and nature reacts”, explains science journalist Jovert Schilling.

Watch the celestial bodies turn and move

Schilling: “But the moon will pass in front of the sun at the summit on Thursday, and as it does, it takes a bite out of the sun. If you didn’t know it, you wouldn’t even notice it. A rare phenomenon. I think at such a moment you see celestial bodies turning and moving ”.

No eclipse glasses? Take a colander!

The celestial phenomenon can be seen well with eclipse glasses. Never look directly at the sun without such glasses, they are very harmful to the retina! For those who don’t have eclipse glasses, Schilling offers an interesting alternative: “You can see the image of the Sun with some kind of pinhole camera. “

It is possible with a few boxes where you can make a hole of about 1 mm in one. But you can also go to the kitchen and grab a colander. Through the holes, the shadow of the colander falls on a piece of cardboard, and through the holes, you see a beautiful circle of light projected: it is the sun. During a solar eclipse, you will see this circle with this snack.



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