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Today you will get to see a partial solar eclipse from Lanzarote. Its quite late just before sunset so you may not notice. It starts at 1951hrs and ends at 2124 hrs and will take place in the west.

An eclipse of the Sun happens when the New Moonmoves between the Sun and Earth, blocking out the Sun’s rays and casting a shadow on parts of Earth.

The Moon’s shadow is not big enough to engulf the entire planet, so the shadow is always limited to a certain area (see map illustrations below). This area changes during the course of the eclipse because the Moon and Earth are in constant motion: Earth continuously rotates around its axis while it orbits the Sun, and the Moon orbits Earth. This is why solar eclipses seem to travel from one place to another

A full demonstration of the eclipse can be seen if you click here