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Partial Solar Eclipse for 52 Minutes Yesterday

Posted October. 15, 2004 23:42,   


A partial eclipse was seen in Korea’s sky yesterday morning. Children observed the eclipse wearing special glasses that cut the sun rays at Seoul National Science Museum in Jongro. In Seoul, the eclipse started at 10:52 a.m. and continued for 52 minutes, reaching its peak at 11:18 a.m. with the moon covering 4.9 percent of the sun. This picture was taken at the side of the Han River at 11:18 a.m., using a sun filter, 500mm lens, and a doubling converter. The facility that is covering part of the sun’s surface is the 63 Building’s transmitting tower. The next partial eclipse can be seen on March 19, 2007 in Korea.