Annular Solar Eclipse on September 1st

August 31, 2016 at 1:18 pm | Posted in Astrology | Comments Off on Annular Solar Eclipse on September 1st

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Solar Eclipse 2016

An annular solar eclipse will occur on September 1, 2016, which will be visible from Africa and some parts of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. (Of course, for most viewers in Africa, it will be a partial one.) The eclipse will begin at 06:13 UTC; the maximum point will take place at 09:01 UTC, and the annularity will last for 3 minutes and 6 seconds.

When do annular solar eclipses happen? Just a short explanation.

As the Moon’s path around the Earth is elliptical, one side of the orbit is closer to Earth than the other. The point closest to the Earth is called the ’perigee’ and the point farthest from the Earth is known as the ’apogee’. When the Moon is farthest from the Earth, its apparent size is smaller than the Sun’s apparent size. Because of this, annular eclipses of the Sun can only occur when the Moon…

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