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Rare hybrid solar eclipse event on November 3, 2013

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posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 02:53 AM

Annular total solar eclipse will sweep over the Atlantic Ocean and the middle of Africa on November 3, 2013. The eclipse will be total only along a narrow path over the Atlantic Ocean and equatorial Africa from Gabon to Somalia. Most of Africa, the Middle East, southern Mediterranean including Spain, northern South America, and the Caribbean will see the partial phase of the eclipse.

It is the last eclipse this year, and also the second solar eclipse and fifth eclipse overall in 2013. This particular eclipse is 23rd of the 72 eclipses in Saros 143 cycle.

What makes makes it more special is that it will be annular eclipse along the first 15 seconds before it transits to a total eclipse phase due the Moon's shadow which will pass close enough to the Earth to cover the disk of the Sun. Eclipse like this is rare and its called a hybrid eclipse.


I'm genuinely upset that I won't get to see this being in the UK

I'll stick to looking forward to the pictures

edit on 1/11/13 by masqua because: added ex tags for external content


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