Solar Eclipse March 2015


In Aberdeen it will be a partial solar eclipse, the duration of the eclipse is supposed to last 2 hours and 13 minutes. A partial solar eclipse happens when the moon comes between the sun and the earth, but they don’t align in a perfect straight line. Taking pictures on your phone or cameras can be dangerous and you can end up getting burns at the back of your eye.

With cloud coming in from northwest and southeast, the silver of clearer skies is expected to run across the central swathe of England and wales. If you are lucky enough to see it, it starts at 8:33am and finishes at 10:46 the maximum time is at 9:38am on the 20th of March 2015 (the time it starts) it’s one in a lifetime chance if you’re able to see it.

We asked Mr. McIntosh a science teacher at The Gordon Schools a couple of questions we asked what is the safe way to watch an eclipse? He replied “If you’re organized you can buy solar eclipse shades but if you can’t get that, then get a bit of card poke a hole in the card with a pencil and get another bit of card and it will cast a shadow the card is cheap I like that”.

Then we asked if he’d ever seen an eclipse before? He replied “Yes august the 11th 1999 I was on a motorway”

Finally we asked what he thought about the eclipse. He replied “It’s amazing you should see once in your lifetime, if you don’t see it tomorrow you can see it again in 2096”.

Reported by Team Falcon  (Sam, Beth, Stephanie and Lucy R)

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