People will have the opportunity to witness a solar eclipse, for getting back to work after the Christmas holidays. The partial eclipse takes place this morning when the moon passes between the Sun and Earth, covering up to 40% of the sun.
A partial solar eclipse is taking place in the skies over the Middle East and later spread throughout much of Europe. In winter, cloudy skies over Jerusalem on Tuesday, the sun seemed to have a bite taken out of its upper right. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon lines up between the Sun and Earth. This casts a shadow on the lunar surface of the earth and hides the solar disk. During a partial solar eclipse, only part of the sun is deleted.
The eclipse will be visible between 8.30 and 9.30 in the northeastern horizon depending on cloud cover. Observers are advised not to watch the eclipse directly, because it could cause permanent eye damage.
According to astronomers, Western Europe awake until dawn eclipse. In Madrid, a little more than half the diameter of the Sun will be covered. The greatest eclipse will occur in Sweden, where about 85 percent of the sun blocked.