1.06.11.Vtoroe in 2011 partial solar eclipse will occur on Earth on Wednesday evening, to see how the Moon's shadow covers part of the solar disk, can people of northern China, eastern Siberia, the Russian Far East, the Kola Peninsula, Iceland, Greenland and Canada, said in the materials published on the site NASA.
Solar eclipses occur when the disc of the moon covers the sun for the terrestrial observer. When the moon's shadow cone touches the surface of the Earth, in this area there is a total eclipse. At this point, one can see the moon completely covers the disk of the sun.
Total solar eclipses occur due to the fact that the apparent (angular) size of these heavenly bodies in terms of the world's population the same — it is about half a degree, the moon is 400 times smaller than the Sun, but it is closer to the Earth 400 times. However, the solar eclipse is a rare event and does not happen every new moon, when the moon is between the Earth and the Sun, as the orbit of the Moon and Earth are tilted relative to each other. In addition, quite often the moon's shadow cone "misses" by the Earth, and the planet falls only partial shade. Then on Earth are partial solar eclipse — lunar disk covers only part of the sun.
On Wednesday, the eclipse begins at sunrise in Siberia and northern China, when the moon touches the Earth's penumbra at 19.25 GMT (23.25 MSK). Two hours later, at 21.16 GMT (01.16 MSK Thursday), the eclipse reached its maximum phase. At this time the moon will close 60.1% of the solar disk, this picture can be seen on the coast of the Nenets Autonomous District and the north-west of the Kola Peninsula.
Then lunar penumbra in his journey to the West pass through Iceland (Reykjavik you can see the Sun, the Moon closed 46.2%), along the coast of Greenland and Canada. Moonlight penumbra detaches from the surface to 23.06 GMT (03.06 MSK Thursday) in Newfoundland. Witness the partial eclipse, but not in the maximum phase, weather permitting, will be the people of Kamchatka and Chukotka, Magadan Oblast and Primorsky Territory, Taimyr, Alaska and northern Canada.
In 2011, "planned" four solar eclipses, but among them there will be no full. The first of the four eclipses occurred on January 4. Sunny month was seen in Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. The first in 2011 lunar eclipse will occur on June 15. It can be seen in India, the Middle East, Africa and Southern Europe. Almost immediately after it, on July 1, will be the next partial solar eclipse. Moonshadow only slightly (by 0.09%) have obscured the solar disk, and this event will be seen only in the ocean near Antarctica, south of South Africa. The next solar eclipse will occur on November 25. It, too, will be "Antarctic" and this time almost complete. Sun at maximum eclipse, the moon will be closed at 90.4%. But see, this event will be available only in Antarctica and the surrounding seas of the southern continent.
The last eclipse of 2011 will be a total lunar eclipse on December 10, which can be seen almost anywhere in Eurasia and Australia as well as in the north-western North America.