A unique opportunity to enjoy the Solar Picnic in a company of Baker Street Irregular Astronomers who gather on a monthly basis. Usually astronomers gather to observe the night (or evening) sky from the Regents Park which happens to be the darkest spot in central London. However, this time the community meets yet again but for observing the partial solar eclipse.
A note from Eric, one of the organisers of The Baker Street Irregular Astronomers:
On Tuesday, 25 October the Moon will partially eclipse the Sun.
From London 15% of the solar disc will be covered at maximum eclipse. The eclipse begins at 10:08 BST when the sun will be in the south-east at 18 deg altitude, progressing to the maximum eclipse at 10:59 BST in the south, south-east at 23 deg altitude, ending at 11:51 BST in the south, south east at 26 deg altitude.
I will be on Hanover Green, Regent’s Park (the site of my SUNday solar picnics) [opposite the Mosque] from 09:30 with by solar filtered telescope. Any Irregular, and children (it is half-term on this date), are welcome to join me.
Please let me know if you will be joining me by emailing me ericemms56 AT gmail DOT com
for Baker Street Irregular Astronomers.