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Partial Solar Eclipse Sidewalk on Wednesday, Mar 9

03.03.2016


Sik Sik Yuen 95th Anniversary  Ho Koon Nature Education cum Astronomical Centre 20th Anniversary
Partial Solar Eclipse Sidewalk

Solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is in line between the Earth and the Sun.  A partial solar eclipse can be seen in Hong Kong on 9 March 2016.  It will begin at 8:05 a.m. and end at 9:57 a.m. with the maximum eclipse occurring at 8:58 a.m.  The eclipse magnitude is 0.331. It means that one-third of the Sun’s diameter will be obscured by the Moon.

Sik Sik Yuen Ho Koon Nature Education cum Astronomical Centre will co-organise an observation activity on that day with the Hong Kong Space Museum.  If you miss this opportunity, you will have to wait until 26 December 2019 for the next solar eclipse to be visible in Hong Kong.

Date : Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Time : 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Venue: Statue Square, Central

The activity is free of charge and no pre-registration is required.  You are welcome to join on the spot.  For details, please visit this web page:
http://www.hokoon.edu.hk/astro/events/lunar/20160309/pse_activity.html

Members of the public can also watch the whole event via a webcast starting from 8:00 a.m. that morning on the following web page:
http://www.hokoon.edu.hk/astro/events/lunar/20160309/pse_webcast.html