Next Thursday, June 10, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in the Netherlands between 11:19 and 13:31. Not as spectacular as a total solar eclipse, “because then it gets really dark and nature reacts,” says science journalist Jovert Schilling.
Watch the celestial bodies spin and move
Schilling: “But the moon will pass in front of the sun at the top on Thursday, and as it is, 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 that at such a moment you see heavenly bodies spinning and moving ” .
No eclipse glasses? Grab a strainer!
The celestial phenomenon can be seen well with eclipse glasses. Never look at the sun directly without such glasses, they are very harmful to the retina! For those without eclipse glasses, Schilling has a nice alternative: “You can view the image of the Sun with some kind of pinhole camera.”
This is possible with a few cardboards 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 strainer falls on a piece of cardboard, and through the holes you see a beautiful bright circle projected: this is the sun. During a solar eclipse you’ll see that circle with that snack.
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