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Total Solar Eclipse on 2015 March 20
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Animation of the Total Eclipse of the Sun on 2015 March 20

Eclipse Images from Barcelona

A cloudy day impeded us from following the eclipse in a god way.Images

Site Images. Barcelona Eclipse 20/03/15

Images

Broadcast from Barcelona

Eclipse live webcast maked by a team of the Department of Astronomy and Meteorology at:

eclipsiBCN.jpg http://eclipsi2015.ub.edu/

simulation of the 20th March 2015 eclipse

Diptic eclipsi 200315 1.jpg Diptic eclipsi 200315 2.jpg Eclipse leaflet

The eclipse in the media

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Observation places

Some teams of the Department of Astronomy and Meteorology of UB are going to do public observing with telescopes and to lend eclipse glasses:

  • in front of the door of the UB Historical Building (Pl. Universitat)
  • at Espai Ciència of the Saló de l'Ensenyament at Montjuic (entry with the ticket of the Saló de l'Ensenyament from 10 h)

Distributed Material

Astronomy an Meteorology Department distributed informative leaflets ang proteccion glasses to the diferent observation points in Barcelona and the schools which had solicited it. List

Eclipse Broadcast from other places

A Partial Eclipse from Catalonia (over 65% depending on the place of observation)

The Total Solar Eclipse will be visible from Svalbard and the Faroe Islands. Will partially eclipse from Iceland, Europe, Asia and North East and West Africa.

On Friday 20 March 2015 will be a Total Solar Eclipse visible from Catalonia as partial. The eclipse will begin its journey to the North Atlantic and advance, culminating on the Faroe Islands and then going to Svalbard. In the rest of Europe will be a partial eclipse. In Iceland, Scotland and Norway partiallity will be higher than 90%.

From the Iberian Peninsula the best position to observe it is the northwest, where you can reach 76% of ocultation.

The table below specifies the time of beginning, maximum and end of the eclipse, as well as the magnitude and obscuration at maximum, for the main Spanish cities.

Always remember watching the sun without taking appropriate precautions may cause serious eye injuries that can even lead to permanent loss of vision.

Map of the Eclipse

Ecliptic Conjunction = 09:36:10.6 (UT)

Greatest Eclipse = 09:45:39.2 (UT)

Eclipse Magnitud = 1.0446 ; Gamma = 0.9454

Saros Series = 120 ; Member = 61 de 71

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Circumstances of the Greatest Eclipse

Lat. = 64º25.9'N ; Long. = 006º38.8'W

Alt. Sun = 18.5º ; Azm. Sun = 135.0º

Path Width = 462.6 Km ; Duration = 02m 46.9s

Contacts of umbra

Contact I: Starting partiality. The disc of the Moon is externally tangent to the Sun.

I = 09:09:32.7 TU

Contact II: Starting totality. The disc of the Moon is internally tangent to the disc of the Sun.

II = 09:16:12.2 TU

Contact III: End of totality. The disc of the moon is internally tangent again . But to the other side.

III = 10:14:43.6 TU

Contact IV: End of partiality. The disc of the moon is externally tangent again. But to the other side.

IV =10:21:22.3 TU

The eclipse over the world

You can find the characteristics of the eclipse anywhere in the world in this link

The eclipse in the Iberian Peninsula

Hours in oficial time.

Maximum: Moment when the center of the disc of the Moon passes closest to the center of the disk of the Sun.

Obscuration: Percentage of the Sun Area covered by the Moon.

Magnitude: Fraction of solar diameter covered by the Moon.

    BEGINNING   MAXIMUM   END   Mag.   Obs.
    (h m s)   (h m s)   (h m s)       (%)
Albacete   9 4 22   10 8 15   11 17 39   0.689   61.9
Alacant   9 4 40   10 8 39   11 18 8   0.668   59.3
Almeria   9 1 6   10 3 56   11 12 25   0.654   57.6
Ávila   9 4 33   10 8 10   11 17 17   0.737   67.8
Badajoz   9 0 36   10 2 59   11 10 60   0.720   65.7
Barcelona   9 11 10   10 16 50   11 27 36   0.701   63.4
Bilbao   9 9 37   10 14 23   11 24 21   0.768   71.7
Burgos   9 7 43   10 12 4   11 21 45   0.758   70.5
Cáceres   9 1 47   10 4 32   11 12 54   0.727   66.6
Cádiz   8 57 57   9 59 35   11 6 57   0.673   59.9
Castelló de la Plana   9 7 11   10 11 53   11 21 56   0.693   62.5
Ceuta   8 57 50   9 59 27   11 6 49   0.655   57.8
Ciudad Real   9 2 47   10 6 5   11 14 59   0.703   63.6
Córdoba   9 0 43   10 3 21   11 11 40   0.689   61.9
Cuenca   9 5 37   10 9 47   11 19 25   0.710   64.5
Donostia-San Sebastià   9 10 24   10 15 28   11 25 40   0.763   71.1
Girona   9 12 36   10 18 35   11 29 34   0.706   64.1
Granada   9 0 39   10 3 19   11 11 41   0.668   59.4
Guadalajara   9 5 36   10 9 40   11 19 10   0.726   66.5
Huelva   8 58 27   10 0 12   11 7 41   0.691   62.1
Huesca   9 9 56   10 15 9   11 25 34   0.733   67.4
Jaen   9 1 16   10 4 8   11 12 40   0.680   60.8
A Coruña   9 6 17   10 9 26   11 17 54   0.802   76.0
Las Palmas de Gran C   8 45 8   9 39 6   10 38 18   0.548   45.1
León   9 6 48   10 10 40   11 19 52   0.774   72.5
Lleida   9 10 5   10 15 26   11 25 59   0.717   65.3
Logroño   9 8 48   10 13 32   11 23 32   0.752   69.8
Lugo   9 6 14   10 9 34   11 18 14   0.792   74.7
Madrid   9 4 55   10 8 46   11 18 5   0.726   66.5
Málaga   8 59 28   10 1 43   11 9 41   0.665   59.0
Melilla   8 58 50   10 0 47   11 8 26   0.628   54.5
Murcia   9 3 39   10 7 19   11 16 33   0.666   59.1
Ourense   9 5 1   10 8 6   11 16 36   0.783   73.6
Oviedo   9 7 47   10 11 42   11 20 55   0.788   74.2
Palencia   9 6 38   10 10 39   11 20 4   0.758   70.5
Palma de Mallorca   9 9 9   10 14 21   11 24 46   0.666   59.1
Pamplona   9 9 55   10 14 58   11 25 11   0.752   69.8
Pontevedra   9 4 44   10 7 36   11 15 52   0.789   74.3
Salamanca   9 4 21   10 7 46   11 16 40   0.748   69.2
S. C. de Tenerife   8 45 9   9 39 9   10 38 22   0.559   46.3
Santander   9 9 18   10 13 52   11 23 38   0.777   72.8
Segovia   9 5 22   10 9 14   11 18 34   0.738   68.0
Sevilla   8 59 14   10 1 20   11 9 8   0.687   61.7
Soria   9 7 45   10 12 19   11 22 13   0.741   68.3
Tarragona   9 9 56   10 15 18   11 25 51   0.704   63.7
Teruel   9 6 49   10 11 21   11 21 16   0.707   64.2
Toledo   9 3 54   10 7 28   11 16 35   0.719   65.6
València   9 5 40   10 9 56   11 19 39   0.688   61.8
Valladolid   9 5 58   10 9 50   11 19 8   0.753   69.9
Vitoria-Gasteiz   9 9 12   10 13 57   10 23 57   0.760   70.7
Zamora   9 5 4   10 8 35   11 17 34   0.757   70.4
Zaragoza   9 8 50   10 13 48   11 24 3   0.728   66.7

Observational methods

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