Annular Eclipse over Tanzania – September 1, 2016

Sun_EclipseFor those of you looking for something unique, you should take advantage of the opportunity to view an annular eclipse passing through Tanzania on September 1, 2016 at 12:00pm.  Tanzania is right in the middle of the path of this event, and there should be great views out on safari or an a Kilimanjaro trek.

An annular eclipse is when the moon passes in front of the sun and leaves a “ring of fire.” Slightly different from a total eclipse where the moon completely covers the sun, an annular eclipse is when the moon is further from earth, so it doesn’t completely black it out but leaves a little light around it.

Please join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view a spectacular astronomical event without parallel. You can do a private Kilimanjaro trek and/or safari, or you can join one of these AWR groups already scheduled to be in Tanzania during the annular eclipse:

Annular Eclipse mapAnd for those of you who are more curious about the eclipse’s path, here is a map courtesy of Fred Espenak – NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.  For more information on eclipses, see Fred Espenak’s Eclipse website:

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