Eclipse pays a visit to LA


Text and photos by Alfonso De Elias

Griffith Observatory was the place where many were able to see the partial eclipse of the Sun in Los Angeles the last Monday, August 21. The Sun during the partial solar eclipse had the best introduction for the local public and some others from different countries.

As seen from Earth, a solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth and fully or partially blocks the Sun. In a partial eclipse, the Moon and Sun are not exactly in line, and only a portion of the Sun’s disc is blocked. In Los Angeles, this wonderful event happened when the Moon covered just under 70 percent of the Sun’s diameter and 62 percent of the Sun’s area. Supposedly the next solar eclipse visible in Los Angeles will occur on October 14, 2023.

Many visitors used the proper eye protection to shield the eyes from dangerous and blinding solar radiation.

Definitely from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon was the best time for new knowledge, fun and good explanation from representatives and experts about the eclipse for all visitors. I, personally can say I had the best experience related to the nature. Special thanks to the Media Relations of Griffith Observatory for this great event.



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