Solar eclipse will be seen in Latvia next week

Next week, October 25, it will be possible to observe a partial eclipse of the Sun throughout Latvia. This can be considered as a medium-sized eclipse, as at the maximum moment a little more than half the diameter of the Sun will be obscured, said the Latvian Astronomical Society.

The beginning of the eclipse in Riga will be 12:12, but the maximum phase, when the Moon covers 59% of the Sun's diameter, will be 13:23 and the eclipse will end at 14:33.

In other places of Latvia, both the timing and the maximum phase will vary slightly. Everything will take place in Liepāja a few minutes earlier, and the phase will be slightly smaller than in Rīga. Everything will take place a few minutes later in Latgale, but the maximum phase will be 63%.

This eclipse will not be seen as a full eclipse of the Sun anywhere on Earth.

The association said that partial eclipses of the Sun were observed once every 2-6 years in Latvia. The previous partial solar eclipse was observed in Latvia on 10 June 2021, but the next is expected on March 29, 2025, when the moon covers only a fifth of the Sun's diameter.

The full eclipse of the Sun in Latvia was last observed in 1954, but the next one will only be observed in 2142.

 

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