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Solar eclipse 2018 video: WATCH stunning footage of phenomenon as it happened

The partial solar eclipse was visible from Antarctica and a region of southern South America. Those living in Uruguay, Argentina, southern Chile, far western Paraguay, far southern Brazil and Antarctica were able to see the mesmerising celestial event. A partial eclipse happens when the moon only blocks a portion of the sun. NASA said: “A partial eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun, off centre and only a portion of the sun’s disk is obscured.” The partial solar eclipse started at 6:55 pm on February 5,…

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Solar Eclipse 2018 WATCH LIVE WEBCAM: Brazil set to enjoy BREATHTAKING partial eclipse

The partial solar eclipse is expected to be visible in the three Brazilian states of Santa Caterina, Rio Grande and Paraná in addition to several other areas across South America and Antarctica.  Unlike the breathtaking total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, the eclipse today (February 15) will only partially cover the sun from sight. A solar eclipse occurs whenever the moon passes directly in front of the sun, blocking out its light for minutes at a time. Live footage from the city of Criciúma in Santa Caterina state will…

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Solar Eclipse 2018 USA: Will the partial eclipse be visible over the US?

The partial solar eclipse will be visible in Antarctica, and a sliver of southern South America. Those living in Uruguay, Argentina, southern Chile, far western Paraguay, far southern Brazil and Antarctica will be able to see the celestial event for around two hours on Thursday, according to Ernie Wright, a programmer in the Scientific Visualisation Studio at NASA’ Goddard Space Flight Center. It comes less than a month after the total lunar eclipse which coincided with a super moon on January 31. A partial eclipse happens when the moon only…

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Climate change warning: Sea levels rising even FASTER as ice caps melt

Researchers had thought that due to the melting ice caps, sea levels were rising by a steady three millimetres per year. But new research has found the rate is increasing by 0.08 mm every year, meaning that by 2100, sea levels could be rising by 10 mm per year. The study was carried out by scientists at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado in Boulder who have been analysing satellite data over the last 25 years. Steve Narem, the leader of the…

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Solar Eclipse 2018 India: Will the partial eclipse in India be visible today?

The moon will briefly cross paths with the sun later this evening, to bite out a shadowy chunk of the solar disc. Skygazers are particularly excited for this stellar treat because it is the first of its kind since the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse.  The closest astronomy enthusiasts in India came to witnessing another eclipse was the first January Super Blue Blood Moon eclipse in 150 years last January. And there is ample reason to be excited for today’s spectacle because it is the first of three partial…

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Solar eclipse 2018: When is the next solar eclipse?

Earlier this year, star-gazers were dazzled by the incredible Super Blood Blood Moon that graced our skies as a total lunar eclipsed combined with a blue moon and a blood moon for a rare celestial treat. Unfortunately throughout 2018 only partial eclipses will occur, but astronomers at the Royal Observatory Greenwich believe they are a “remarkable” event regardless. Royal Observatory Greenwich explained: “An eclipse can be due either to a dark body coming between us and a light emitter, so that we can no longer see the source, or it…

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Solar eclipse 2018: When is the partial eclipse in YOUR area? Time, map and path revealed

Unlike the breathtaking total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, the February 15 eclipse will only partially cover the sun from sight. A solar eclipse occurs whenever the moon passes directly in front of the sun, blocking out its light for minutes at a time. Royal Observatory Greenwich explained: “An eclipse can be due either to a dark body coming between us and a light emitter, so that we can no longer see the source, or it can be a body coming between a light source and the body that…

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'Mystery' ecosystem under huge Antarctic iceberg set for exploration

The Larsen Ice Shelf. Pic: British Antarctic Survey More Scientists are travelling to Antarctica to investigate a mysterious marine ecosystem hidden under an iceberg four times the size of London. The team, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), leave the Falklands on 21 February to collect samples from a newly exposed seabed beneath an iceberg dubbed A68, which calved off from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in July. It is considered an urgent mission, with the 5,818 sq km ecosystem susceptible to change as it becomes exposed to sunlight for…

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Ozone layer DECAYING as scientists fear Earth ‘heading towards MASS-EXTINCTION’

News in January broke that the ozone was on its way to recovering as Earth cuts down on CO2 emissions. However, on closer inspection, scientists now say the ozone layer – the part of the atmosphere which protects us from harmful radiation – is continuing to deplete over major cities, and is only really recovering over Antarctica. Chemicals known as CFCs, which are found in aerosols for example, have been destroying the ozone layer since the 1970s. The Montreal Protocol was agreed in 1987 to phase out CFCs, but researchers…

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Eclipse 2018: How to watch the Blood Moon live stream again in case you missed it

A Blood Moon – widely used to refer to a total lunar eclipse – appears a gorgeous reddish hue due to being a fully eclipsed moon. The Moon occurs when the moon blocks all direct sunlight from illuminating the moon’s surface – but some sunlight still reaches the lunar surface indirectly, painting the Moon in a rusty-red, yellow, or orange glow. The total lunar eclipse took place yesterday on January 31, as sky-gazers witnessed a Blue Moon – the second full moon in a calendar month – orbiting closer to…

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