Date
25 July 2017
Observers use tinted glasses to observe the partial solar eclipse on Wednesday morning. Photos: TVB, Apple Daily
Observers use tinted glasses to observe the partial solar eclipse on Wednesday morning. Photos: TVB, Apple Daily

HK welcomes partial solar eclipse despite overcast weather

A partial solar eclipse was visible on Wednesday morning in many parts of Hong Kong.

The astronomical phenomenon began at 8:05 a.m. and ended at 9:57 a.m., with the maximum eclipse taking place at 8:58 a.m., Apple Daily reports.

The overcast weather, however, prevented many from observing the solar eclipse.

The Hong Kong Observatory provided a live coverage of the partial eclipse on its website for those who could not watch it outdoors, while the Hong Kong Astronomical Society set up a station in Central for interested parties to observe the phenomenon.

The HKO said it was actually a total solar eclipse, but it was only visible as a partial solar eclipse in Hong Kong.

The partial solar eclipse had a magnitude of 0.331, meaning 33.1 percent of the sun’s diameter was obscured by the moon at maximum eclipse.

For those who missed the phenomenon today, the next partial solar eclipse is expected on Dec. 26, 2019.

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