The partial solar eclipse has been very visible throughout the country. Everywhere it was clear, says Tcceit-weatherman Marco Verhoef. Around 11.18 a.m., the moon shifted in front of part of the sun, to take a bite out of it as it were.
More than an hour later, the phenomenon was at its peak. About 17 percent of the surface of the sun that turned to Earth was covered at that time. Around 1.30 p.m., the phenomenon was over. Unlike a total or almost complete solar eclipse, it remained just light.
In Middelburg there was a fear that clouds would throw soot in the food, but that was not easy:
The eclipse was seen in large parts of the northern hemisphere. Many planetariums had opened their doors to allow people to look at the phenomenon.
In many schools the lessons were interrupted and watched together, like at bassischool Abadil in Schiedam. The school won a competition and thats why an inflatable planetarium came up. The children were taught this morning by an astronomer.
Other school squares were also looked together:
Also in Bilthoven, children watched together, although it was a matter of waiting for your turn:
into the sun with the naked eye is unwise. A pair of eclipse glasses is the most convenient, but watching through the holes of superseded DVDs can also be:
The solar eclipse had consequences for the amount of solar energy generated, which fell clearly. Network operator Tennet was prepared for this and captured it by extracting more power from other sources.
Individuals also saw clearly that the panels on the roof produced equally less power:
But there were also people to whom it all passed away:
The next partial eclipse will be over sixteen months, on 25 October 2022. The next almost total solar eclipse will be a lot longer: it will be in August 2026.