Look up! Partial solar eclipse over the Netherlands today

Pack your lunch and head outside because between 11:19 AM and 1:31 PM a partial solar eclipse is visible from the Netherlands!

It is the first time in four years that an eclipse can be seen from the country and we are lucky enough to have the perfect weather conditions to enjoy it, reports Weerplaza.

How to get the best view

If you want to get the best view of the partial eclipse, you should be outside during its peak at 12:23 PM. At this time the moon will cover 17% of the sun.

As if a warm summer day in the Netherlands wasn’t great enough in itself, it also provides the best opportunity to enjoy the eclipse. Without any cloud cover, there should be nothing holding you back from enjoying the view!

Not only does the solar eclipse coincide with most peoples’ lunch break but the timing also allows you to view the entirety of the partial eclipse.

During the last partial eclipse in 2017, the event took place during sunset, so only the first part of it could be seen from the Netherlands.

A visualisation of how the moon’s shadow will move over the Earth today.

Remember to protect your eyes

Weerplaza advises not to look directly into the sun, even during the eclipse. Your cool Ray-Bans are also not enough to protect your eyes, so if you really want to have a good look then you should buy so-called eclipse glasses. 😎

Haven’t had time (or any intention) to buy eclipse glasses? Don’t fret! You can easily make a pair yourself DIY style.

Will you be watching the partial solar eclipse today? Tell us in the comments below!

Feature Image: Lindrik/Deposit Photos. For illustrative purposes only.

Christine Stein Hededam 🇩🇰
Christine Stein Hededam 🇩🇰
A Dane with a special place in her heart for Minnesota, Christine is now falling in love with everything Dutch. Between finishing her bachelor’s degree, learning Dutch, and doing yoga teacher training, you will find her wandering about the Hague. Always up for visiting new places, she loves to explore the Netherlands with friends and takes pride in scoping out cute cafés (wherein to discuss books, big plans, and food).


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