Solar eclipse viewed in Israel for last time until 2020Israel just experienced a stunning celestial event that won’t be seen from that region again until 2020! According to reports Israeli Astronomy enthusiasts turned their (protected) eyes to the sky late Friday morning, to view a partial solar eclipse – the last solar eclipse expected to be visible in Israel for the next five years. The peak of the eclipse in Israel will occurred 11:56 a.m., when the moon hid about six percent of the sun, according to the Israeli Astronomical Association, a Givatayim-based nonprofit organization whose goal is to deepen awareness for astronomy among members of the public. Together with the Israel Space Agency of the Science, Technology and Space Ministry, the association hosted six official observation events on Friday under the framework of a joint project called “Looking Up.” “The truth is that this is such a small eclipse,” said Dr. Igal Pat-El, chairman of the Israeli Astronomical Association, in a lecture posted on YouTube about the eclipse four days ago. “This is the last eclipse that will be in Israel until the year 2020.” FULL REPORT