Rare hybrid solar eclipse

Filter by











 

EUMETSAT Users Twitter

RSS Feed

RSS Icon Image Library

Meteosat-10 captures images at 15-minute intervals of the solar eclipse over Africa.

Date & Time
03 November 2013 07:00 - 18:30 UTC
Satellites
Meteosat-10
Channels/Products
NIR1.6, VIS0.8, VIS0.6

This rare solar eclipse switched between an annular and a total eclipse. A total eclipse occurs when the moon covers the sun completely. An annular eclipse occurs when the moon is at it's furthest distance from the Earth and in this case the moon doesn't completely cover the sun. In this case the start of the eclipse in the far west was an annular eclipse. The eclipse was first visible in the southern United States, before moving east across the Atlantic and then across Africa as we see in the animation.

 

Download full resolution image
Download animation (MPG, 7 MB)
View on YouTube

See also:

Rare solar eclipse in America, Europe and Africa (BBC News)
Sunday Solar Eclipse: Skywatchers to Chase Moon's Shadow by Land, Sea & Air (Space.com)
Animated GIF (created by Dr Maximilian Reuter)
See all our eclipse features in our image library

 
We use essential cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. To analyse website traffic we also use third-party performance cookies. If you are ok with the use of essential as well as non-essential cookies, please select Accept & Continue. Instructions on how to prevent the use of non-essential cookies are available under our Terms Of Use, or simply select Decline Cookies.