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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

How To Watch Annular Solar Eclipse September 1, 2016 - The African Ring of Fire Aka 2016 Annular Solar Eclipse Event

A rare event is going to happen on September 01, 2016 and bear witness to the African Annular Solar Eclipse 2016, were most part of the continent of Africa will be covered and visible on Thursday were a Ring of Fire will rise and set over the African continent, as an Annular Solar Eclipse passes over a large portion of the globe. Aka Annular Solar Eclipse, the ring of fire will begin at one end of the continent, very early in the morning, and end on the other side, off the coast of the famous island of Madagascar. While the full eclipse will only be visible along a very thin line through central Africa, partial phases will be visible on nearly the entire continent. If you can't make it in going to Africa, that's fine because a live feed will show you on how to watch the annular solar eclipse as well as where to watch it online via live streaming online. Make no mistake, The Partial Eclipse visibilty covers Africa, Indian Ocean while Annular Eclipse perse covers Atlantic, central Africa and Madagascar. So the rest of Africa will just enjoy a partial solar eclipse on September 1st, from Aswan, Egypt (where you'd see a tiny 3% of the Sun's disk covered) to 69% coverage in Nairobi, Kenya, to 40% in Pretoria, South Africa. Be warned! since you will be looking an obscured sun, it is always to be cautious and always put safety goggles or to avoid permanent eye damage and blindness, you should probably sport some protective eye-wear or wear an eclipse glasses just to make sure.

In other words an Annular Eclipse is similar to a Total Solar Eclipse wherein the Moon moves directly between the Earth and the Sun. But, unlike during a Total Solar Eclipse, the Moon does not completely obscure the Sun. During an Annular Eclipse, the Moon is farther away from the Earth, making it appear smaller. Therefore, the Moon only covers most of the solar disk, hence, leaving a “ring of fire” around the outer edge. During totality it is very exciting to watch the annular solar eclipse because the ring of fire it resembles is similar to that of the lord of the rings that is bursting with flame. Again it will be visible from Madagascar and locations in Central Africa. The Moon's shadow will also cross parts of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. For most viewers in Africa, the eclipse will be a partial solar eclipse but in Madagascar it should be total. The eclipse will begin at 06:13 UTC on September 1, 2016. The maximum point will take place at 09:01 UTC, and the annularity will last for 3 minutes and 6 seconds which is pretty cool right? and simply because whenever you look or gazed on it, it's like there a key hole or portal in the the sky that takes you somewhere else across the universe:-) It is definitely not another so called apocalyptic event to watch for nor something about planet Proxima b and alien signals detected whatsoever. So, whether you are just planning to go on a safari in the great plains of Africa or simply enjoying Madagascar, always remember that an Annular Solar Eclipse is going to happen and Africa is in the spotlight after all this is Africa! :-)

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