Rare solar eclipse in America, Europe and Africa – 3 November 2013

Total Solar Eclipse [ KENIA ] November 3rd, 2013

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(SOURCE) A rare solar eclipse allowing a view of the Sun that is totally or partially blocked by the Moon has taken place.

It was first visible in the southern United States, before sweeping east across the Atlantic Ocean and the African continent.

The US space agency, Nasa, said the greatest total eclipse occurred over the Atlantic Ocean.

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One of the best views was in northern Kenya, where tour companies organised trips to view a total blackout.

Local myths there attribute the event to the Moon eating the Sun.

Men and women from the Turkana tribe take part in a ceremony in the Sibiloi national Park in the Turkana region

Men and women from the Turkana tribe take part in a ceremony in the Sibiloi national Park in the Turkana region

Partial views were available in eastern North America and southern Europe.

Halo

This solar eclipse was a rare occurrence in that it was “hybrid” – switching between an annular and total eclipse.

In a total eclipse, the Moon completely covers the sun, while an annular eclipse occurs when the Moon is at its farthest from the Earth and does not block out the Sun completely, leaving a halo of sunlight still visible around the Moon.

The eclipse event began about 1,000km (620 miles) east of Jacksonville, Florida with an annular eclipse visible for four seconds at sunrise.

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1 thought on “Rare solar eclipse in America, Europe and Africa – 3 November 2013

  1. I read there will be 4 lunar and 2 solar eclipses falling on Jewish Holy Days in 2014 and 2015. The new Hagee book says that hasn’t happened since 1948 and 1967 so expectant about the signs and signals in the skies coming up.

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