Kicking Off Eclipse Season: Our Guide to the September 13th Partial Solar Eclipse
The March 11th, 2013 partial solar eclipse as seen from Saida, Lebanon. Image credit and copyright: Ziad El Zaatari
Eclipse season 2 of 2 for 2015 is nigh this weekend, book-ended by a partial solar eclipse on September 13th, and a total lunar eclipse on September 28th.
First, the bad news. This weekend’s partial solar eclipse only touches down across the very southern tip of the African continent, Madagascar, a few remote stations in Antarctica, and a few wind-swept islands in the southern Indian Ocean. More than likely, the only views afforded humanity by Sunday’s partial solar eclipse will come out of South Africa, where the eclipse will be about 40% partial around 5:30 Universal Time (UT).(…)
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