Partial Solar Eclipse over Africa and Europe

A partial solar eclipse was visible on Tuesday at dawn in North Africa, but it reached the most coverage in central and northern Europe.

Shortly before 09:30 am (08:30 GMT) the moon appeared to cover more than 75 percent of the sun’s surface from central and northern Europe, causing the sun to become a bright crescent in regions with clear skies.

The partial eclipse started at 08:00 (07:00 GMT) and before dawn in the western half of Europe, where the clouds in many cases did not allow gazers to admire the curious phenomenon.

The astronomical phenomenon got its start at dawn in Algeria and could be seen even in Ethiopia, and it is expected to end at sunset in Mongolia, after being seen also in the skies of Russia and Kazakhstan.

The temporary reduction in sunlight is not expected to harm algae growth.

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