Soccer match in Puerto Rico is postponed due to fear of the eclipse – International Soccer – Sports
The Puerto Rican Soccer Federation (FPF) reported this Friday that the matches scheduled for this Saturday were postponed due to the annular solar eclipse.
The main postponed game was the one between the teams of Puerto Rico and Guyana in the Concacaf Nation League.
“On behalf of the Puerto Rican Soccer Federation, I would like to express our concern and commitment to the safety of the participants in the soccer competitions that will take place during the next solar eclipse this Saturday, October 14,” says the letter signed by the general secretary Gabriel J. Ortiz.
“As we well know, solar eclipses are extraordinary astronomical events and, at the same time, potentially dangerous if appropriate precautions are not taken. Our organization will ensure that the events we organize are safe for all participants. To ensure safety during the upcoming solar eclipse, we are taking concrete steps to mitigate the risks associated with viewing a solar eclipse. The measure we have implemented is to postpone the 1:30 pm game this Saturday,” the statement added.
“Our goal is to ensure that all participants enjoy our events in a safe environment. However, safety is a joint effort and we therefore urge you to take the necessary precautions and follow the recommendations provided to ensure your own security,” he concludes.
In any case, the soccer match between the teams took place later and ended with Guyana winning 1-3.
This is how the eclipse was experienced in North and Central America
Millions of viewers in United States, Mexico and Central Americawith special glasses, telescopes and cameras with filters, excitedly enjoyed this Saturday the “ring of fire” that formed an annular eclipse of the Sun, as it advanced across the sky of the American continent.
The phenomenon, also visible in Colombia and Brazil, brought together crowds at universities, astronomical observatories, archaeological sites in Honduras and Mexico, such as the majestic pyramids of Teotihuacán, at the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua or on Caribbean beaches in Costa Rica.
The phenomenon occurs when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth at its furthest point from our planet. Because it is so distant, it does not completely cover the Sun, creating an orange “ring of fire” effect.
In the course of just a few hours, the most striking “path of annularity” passed through cities in northern and central America with phases of
partial eclipse that lasted one or two hours. In Central America, all countries were seen in some cities, sometimes with difficulty due to the clouds.
SPORTS WITH AFP