It’s this special time again when the moon comes to devour the sun! I read that it is the first eclipse to take place on the spring equinox since 1662. Here in Thessaloniki we only witnessed a small bite from the moon. Probably around 30% of the sun was covered. The day was very cold and cloudy, there were times where the sky looked like that sky-bomb scene from the finale of “Angels & Demons”.
The Thessaloniki’s Group of Friends of Astronomy were kind enough to bring their telescopes and share them with the public downtown.
When the clouds cleared it was a very interesting phenomenon to watch the sun become pac-man shaped.
Kortessa who is a member of the Friends of Astronomy Group was also there of course!
She was very happy!
You can watch the eclipse in full here:
And here is something to listen in the background while you do that: