This morning, the moon once again sneaked between the Sun and the Earth. However, the event was only partially visible in Germany. For all that, there was no stopping our team from witnessing the spectacle. At our Leipzig location, the highpoint was attained as 10:44 am. Naturally, all safety precautions were adhered to: no unprotected gazing at the Sun! We could observe the natural phenomenon very well with the aid of protective glasses or home-made peephole cameras.
We won’t get to see the next total eclipse in Germany until 3 September 2081, but on 12 August 2026, the sun will become as dark as it was today throughout Europe.