Russians were told how to observe the partial solar eclipse on June 10 without any harm to their health. This was told RIA Novosti by Oleg Ugolnikov, a senior research associate of the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, astronomer.
According to him, special filters, lighted photographic film or floppy disk film will be suitable for observing the unique phenomenon. Their magnetic layer well holds the sunlight, it will help protect your eyes. But don’t look through tinted glass from glasscases or sunglasses: their filtration is too poor and there is a risk to lose your eyesight.
Russian residents will be able to observe an annular eclipse of the Sun on June 10. In Moscow, the maximum closing phase of 16 percent will be visible at 14.26 Moscow time. The phenomenon will be best seen in Chukotka: there the Moon will cover 91 percent of the Sun.
This will be the first such eclipse seen from Russia in 55 years. Last time a ring-shaped eclipse was visible in Russia on May 20, 1966.