Solar Eclipse Tomorrow: Europe to See Crescent Sunrise?
The moon will appear to take a bite out of the sun tomorrow during the first of four partial solar eclipses slated to happen in 2011. Sky-watchers across most of continental Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia will be able to see the celestial event.
Solar eclipses occur when Earth, the moon, and the sun are aligned so that—as seen from Earth—the moon appears to cover all or part of the sun’s disk.
Above, a partial solar eclipse, seen over Taipei, Taiwan, last January.