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Partial lunar eclipse to sweep the northern hemisphere

PARIS (Reuters) – An eclipse will hit the northern hemisphere on Thursday and parts of Canada and Siberia have accepted the best view of the celestial body.
The lunar eclipse will be partial, which means that people living in its shadow will not be drowned in the darkness of day.
Instead, people with the most visibility – and the necessary protective blinds – will have a few minutes to catch a glimpse of the sun’s moonlight.
In northwestern Canada, northern Russia, northwestern Greenland, and the North Pole, the sun will remain 88% obscured by the moon.
The lunar eclipse will be partly visible to viewers in northwestern North America, including parts of Europe France And Britain, and some North Asia.
If the sky is clear, Londoners will be able to cover a maximum of 20% of the sun at 11.13am local time.
“The farther southeast, the less sun,” Florent Daily of the Paris Observatory told AFP.
He stressed that people should never look directly at the sun – even with sunglasses or behind clouds – warning “retinal burns can be irreversible quickly”.
People who want to observe the lunar eclipse can buy a special blindfold and the Observatory will also broadcast a close-up view of the event live on its YouTube channel.


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