Oslo - Norway, 11 August 2018

Partial Solar Eclipse

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, a partial solar eclipse occurred, but it was invisible from Greece. On the contrary, this eclipse was visible from the Nordic countries, Greenland and Siberia, while the solar disk concealment rate reached 74% at the North Pole.

In Europe, residents of Oslo (Norway) observed only 5% of solar disk eclipses, in Stockholm (Sweden) they observed 4%, in Helsinki (Finland) they observed 8%, while the residents of Reykjavik (Iceland) observed 20% concealment.

Dr. Kosmas Gazeas, Lecturer in Observational Astrophysics at NKUA, observed and recorded the phenomenon from Oslo, Norway. The result is shown in the image below.

This eclipse was the third solar eclipse this year. The first two were also some and happened on February 15, 2018 and July 13, 2018 and were both invisible from Greece. The next solar eclipse occured on January 6, 2019 and was invisible from our country, while the annular eclipse on June 21, 2020 was visible as partial in Greece (12% -31% depending on the area where the observer was located).

The partial solar eclipse, as photographed from Oslo, Norway, on August 11, 2018.

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