Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Watching eclipse of the sun

Total eclipse of the sun

Today people in some parts of India, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan and China were able to watch the total eclipse of the sun which lasted 6 minutes and 39 seconds at its peak.

This phenomenon occurs because the moon moves into the path between the earth and the sun.

We can view the solar eclipse without hurting our eyes by using an exposed film strip or a glass covered with soot made by holding a piece of glass strip above a candle.