Trail Pictures: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2005 October 03*

* preparation for total eclipse march 2006

On Monday, October 03, an annular eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor which traverses the Iberian Peninsula and stretches across the African continent. A partial eclipse will be seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes Europe, western Asia, the Middle East, India and most of Africa.

An annular eclipse differs from a total eclipse in that the Moon appears too small to completely cover the Sun. As a result, the Moon is surrounded by an intensely brilliant ring or annulus formed by the uneclipsed outer perimeter of the Sun's disk. The solar corona is not visible during annular eclipses. Furthermore, a solar filter or projection is needed to observe all phases of an annular eclipse.



Beginn der partiellen Finsternis (1. Kontakt): 09:40:12
Beginn der ringförmigen Finsternis (2. Kontakt): 10:55:54
Ende der ringförmigen Finsternis (3. Kontakt): 11:00:01
Ende der partiellen Finsternis (4. Kontakt): 12:23:35

Ringförmige Phase in Madrid von 10:55:54 - 11:00:01 (Mitteleuropäische Sommerzeit)

03. Oktober - 07:35 - 13:27 (global,Weltzeit)