Lunar Umbra (solar eclipse shadow) over western Africa
Solar eclipse over western Africa (morning overpass) at 11:45 UTC.
A rare “hybrid” solar eclipse occurred on 03 November 2013, which began over the western Atlantic Ocean as an annular eclipse and transitioned into a full total solar eclipse for observers along the narrow path of totality in the far eastern Atlantic and over parts of Africa.
The Lunar Umbra (or solar eclipse shadow) could be seen tracking rapidly southeastward across the Atlantic Ocean.
Credit: NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

Lunar Umbra (solar eclipse shadow) over western Africa

Solar eclipse over western Africa (morning overpass) at 11:45 UTC.

A rare “hybrid” solar eclipse occurred on 03 November 2013, which began over the western Atlantic Ocean as an annular eclipse and transitioned into a full total solar eclipse for observers along the narrow path of totality in the far eastern Atlantic and over parts of Africa.

The Lunar Umbra (or solar eclipse shadow) could be seen tracking rapidly southeastward across the Atlantic Ocean.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

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