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Last night, the sun went down, and for many people it meant a night of sleep deprivation, which in turn meant a bad night’s sleep.
It’s not the only thing that’s going on in our planet right now.
For some, it’s an important time to celebrate.
Here’s what we know so far about the latest solar eclipse:How long will it last?
In the past, the maximum amount of daylight a single day could produce was around 8 hours and 40 minutes.
It will last for a total of 6 hours and 25 minutes.
The total solar eclipse will take place between 8am and 8pm local time (NZ time) on Friday.
But if the sun doesn’t go down, what will it look like when it’s gone?
Well, that’s another story.
The best we can say is that there will be a partial solar eclipse.
That means the sun will be totally covered, and some of the corona will remain bright.
In this state, the coronal mass ejection (CME) will be much less powerful than it would be if the solar corona were completely dark.
But the moon is far more important than the sun in this event, and so there will probably be a small amount of moonlight, too.
And that means the moon will be the main source of light during the eclipse.
So if you’re out in the sun, make sure you have a clear view.
What are the risks?
The biggest risk is that the cornea of the eye will become cloudy.
This can happen if the corneal surface is very dusty and there is a strong concentration of dust particles in it.
This could lead to vision problems.
And if the eclipse is too bright, the moon may appear too bright.
This is a bit of a misnomer.
The moon’s shadow will appear much smaller than when it is totally dark.
What happens when the eclipse ends?
The sun will then disappear completely.
If the moon was not there when the sun passed, there will likely be a slight partial eclipse.
This will last only for a couple of minutes, but this can last for up to a few hours.
But once the sun passes, the eclipse will end, so if you plan to see it again on Friday, make it count.
There will be no sunspots to look out for.
The eclipse will start again at 2:50am local time, and it will last until 6:15am on Friday (NZS time).
If you’re outside the US, check your local time here to see when the next eclipse is happening.
For more on the eclipse, check out our complete guide to the solar eclipse, and watch our videos below: