ANNULAR ECLIPSE to be experienced today

In an annular eclipse of the Sun, the Moon casts its antumbra - the outer part of the Moon's umbra - on the Earth.

The Science of Annular Solar Eclipses

  • Annular solar eclipses take place only when:
  • The Moon is a new Moon.
  • The Moon is at or near a lunar node.
  • The Earth, Moon and Sun are perfectly aligned in a straight line.

More details about upcoming Eclipses

The eclipse will begin at 08:30 WAT on September 1, 2016. The maximum point will take place at 11:01 WAT, and the annularity will last for 3 minutes and 6 seconds.
        The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like near the maximum point.

Regions listed below will experience it at least partially 
  • South in Asia, 
  • West in Australia, 
  • Much of Africa, 
  • Atlantic. 


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