Saturday, January 24, 2009

Annular Solar Eclipse

Isn't this an awesome picture of an annular solar eclipse? Taken by Dennis Mammana and I found it on a Nasa webpage. It's a real photo taken in 1992 in the Pacific somewhere. There is another annular eclipse on Monday 26 January. We don't see the ring in South Africa, just a partial eclipse. The times of maximum eclipse are 6:12 am in Cape Town and 6:19 in Joburg. The further south the bigger the eclipse. I'm not sure where Grahamstown fits in, I will have to see on Monday!

1 comment:

Jenny Hillebrand said...

Looks like those times are UCT, so add 2 hours. ie around 8am!