Will you be able to see this eclipse in about an hour?

It’s all happening in South Asia…

Photos anybody?


what? i missed it?? dammm

So many other ‘happenings’ in the world, I completely missed the news that this would occur.

It was totally eclipsed by other events!


Looks like no one saw it. I didn’t know it was happening until I saw this, but I’m in the wrong part of the world anyway.
I saw the one in March last year.

Wouldn’t that require a special camera or lens?

I’m on the other side so I couldn’t have seen this one.

I do find astronomical events interesting.
Lunar eclipses, meteor showers, comets, solar eclipses, even the space station in orbit.

i did see a total solar eclipse back in the late 80’s

I didn’t know it was going to happen and it caught me by surprise.

I was on my way to work on a bright cloudless summer afternoon and noticed it was getting darker. My first thought was it must be a storm on the way - but not a cloud in sight ??

Then I noticed a lot of crescent shaped spots of light beneath a tree. Huh ??

I finally looked at the sun - in quick sneak peeks - too many have warned to not look at the sun, but I’ve never been one to listen to others advice without trying something myself at risk of learning the hard way. .

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You can use a strong filter, like a welding mask or something. I got a shot last year’s eclipse with just a compact DSC. I knocked the exposure comp down and photographed the reflection in glass to knock the brightness down further, plus it was cloudy. Not the best pic, but I got the crescent.


Most of the time it was very cloudy and also I was most disappointed with the results from a Moto G mobile. Only one picture worth showing, others had far too much flare or were too dark :frowning:

I was impressed with the graphics on the [**BBC Page**](http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35756955) with the easily understood illustrations showing:

How an eclipse happens

When it could be seen:

Because the eclipse path crosses the International Date Line, in the local time zones it begins on Wednesday 9 March and ends on Tuesday 8 March.

Who can see the eclipse:


Maybe time to book your next holiday?

When to see the next eclipse:

The annular solar eclipse will be visible from Madagascar and locations in Central Africa. The Moon’s shadow will also cross parts of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

For most viewers in Africa, the eclipse will be a partial solar eclipse.

The eclipse will begin at 06:13 UTC on September 1, 2016. The maximum point will take place at 09:01 UTC, and the annularity will last for 3 minutes and 6 seconds.

Where to See the Eclipse

Regions seeing, at least, a partial eclipse: South in Asia, West in Australia, Much of Africa, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

Courtesy of: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2016-september-1


Then, did it really happen?

“If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it…”


Maybe there is always a solar eclipse somewhere, just not necessarily on Earth. There will be a line in space where the sun is obscured by the moon. But likely no one there to see it.


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