Today, sky watchers in more than 50 African countries witnessed a solar eclipse. On Thursday, 1 |September 2016, the new Moon passed in front of the sun, covering as much as 97% of the solar disk. This is how the sun looked from Bloemfontein, Free state, South Africa at almost maximum partial eclipse.
Visible sunspots are 2581 (left) 2585 (right).
Photographer: Hannes Pieterse
A single image trough an Celestron 11GPS telescope and F/6.3 reducer with Astro solar filter (ND 3.8)
Camera: Canon 40D
Exposure Time: 1/2000
Date Taken: 2016:09:01 10:55:34
Conditions: Mild Cloud cover.
Links to the Solar Eclipse (1 September 2016)
- Spaceweather Gallery
- Animations of the 2016 1 Sep pan-African eclipse, showing where and when the shadow of the Moon passes over the Earth.