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Astronomical Photo Album on the Web


To foster interests of the public on astronomy, the Hong Kong Space Museum and the Hong Kong Observatory cooperate to compile an astronomical photo album on the web.  Various kinds of astronomical photos are taken with the iObservatory at Lady MacLehose Holiday Village and other instruments of the Space Museum, and are publicized through the Observatory's website.

Main Page of Astronomical Photo Album on the Web

Partial Solar Eclipse
(Photographed on 15 Jan 2010)


Partial Solar Eclipse

 Link to Hong Kong Space Museum


A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is located between the Sun and the Earth, blocking direct sunlight to the Earth. Although the Moon orbits around the Earth once every month, solar eclipse does not occur monthly as the orbits of the Moon and the Earth are not on the same plane. While a partial solar eclipse will be visible once every two to three years from a location, it may take hundreds of years for a total or annular solar eclipse to recur at the same place. 


Last revision date: <27 Dec 2012>