site.btaPartial Solar Eclipse on Oct. 25 to Be Clearly Visible from All Corners of Bulgaria
The partial solar eclipse on October 25 will be clearly visible from the entire territory of Bulgaria, particularly from the northeast, where the Moon will eclipse 39% of the solar disk. In the southern town of Kardzhali, the percentage will be 33%, Kardzhali Astronomical Observatory Director Agop Uzunbohosyan told BTA.
"It will be interesting to observe, because the amount of sunshine will diminish," the expert said.
He warned people against trying to look at the sun directly or through sunglasses. The best way is to use glass smoked with a burning candle, he said.
In the Kardzhali area, the partial solar eclipse will begin at 12:30 p.m. local time on October 25, with a darker spot starting to develop from the upper portion of the Sun. The phenomenon will peak at 1:41 p.m. the same day.
Uzunbohosyan explained that the same number of solar and lunar eclipses occur every 18 years. Solar eclipses are very rare because the Moon is rather small and the shadow it casts is usually a very thin slice.
Teachers have approached the Kardzhali Observatory to ask whether they can bring their students there to observe the partial solar eclipse.