Een smalle strook van Afrika heeft vandaag een zeldzame totale zonverduistering mogen aanschouwen. De verduistering was het meest volledig boven de Atlantische Oceaan, ruim 300 kilometer ten zuidwesten van Liberia.
Terwijl in de VS, het zuiden van Europa en Irak de verduistering gedeeltelijk was, was ze in delen van Afrika totaal.
De eclips begon daar als een ringvormige verduistering boven de Atlantische Oceaan en werd totaal met een maximale duur van 1 minuut veertig seconden, meteen ook de langste hybride eclips van deze eeuw, zegt Urania in Hove.
Nog bijzonder: er was ook totaliteit op locatie 0° 0' 0", 0° 0' 0", of het snijpunt van de Evenaar en de nul-meridiaan. De totale fase duurde daar 54 seconden.
Urania vond naar eigen zeggen dertig enthousiaste Belgen die naar Ethiopië zijn getrokken en veertig die in Oeganda een veertiendaagse eclipsreis meemaken.
The November 3, 2013 partial solar eclipse is seemingly dripping into the ocean, as seen from Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. Credit and copyright: Jeff Jackson
The moment of totality of the Nov. 3, 2013 solar eclipse, as viewed from Owiny Village in Uganda. The photo was taken with a Canon Rebel T1i camera, using a Tamron f/2.8 28-75mm lens, unfiltered. Credit and copyright: Helen Lin.
he Nov. 3, 2013 partial solar eclipse observed and captured from Malta. Credit and copyright: Leonard E. Mercer.
The partial eclipse of the Sun as seen from Saida, Lebanon on 3/11/2013. The pictures span the beginning to the maximum eclipse as seen from this location. This eclipse was a rare “hybrid” eclipse, appearing as either an annular or total eclipse from different locations on Earth. These images were taken with an 8 inch Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope fitted, of course, with a solar filter. Credit and copyright: Ziad El-Zaatari
This image of the Nov. 3, 2013 solar eclipse was taken from the city of Espargos on the island of Sal, one of the island that make up the archipelago of the Republic of Capo Verde, off the coast of Africa. Equipment: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS, with window film to reduce light. Credit and copyright: Victor Pinheiro.
Another image of the Nov. 3 solar eclipse taken from the island of Sal, Republic of Cape Verde, off the coast of Africa, using a different color window film. Credit and copyright: Victor Pinheiro.
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The partial solar eclipse on Nov. 3, 2013 at its peak over Israel. Credit and copyright: Gadi Eidelheit.
Another view of the Nov. 3, 2013 partial solar eclipse as seen from Israel. Credit and copyright: Gadi Eidelheit.
A spectacular ‘mirage’ view of the partial solar eclipse rising into the clouds, as seen from Fort Pierce, Florida, on November 3, 2013. Credit and copyright: John O’Connor/nasatech.
A partially eclipsed Sun rises over the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 3, 2013. Credit and copyright: David Dickinson.
The partial hybrid solar eclipse of November 3, 2013 was photographed through intermittent cloud cover over a wheat field in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ‘I was anxiously awaiting a break in the cloud cover to get a clear shot; suddenly, about fifteen minutes from the conclusion, a small clearing made the partial eclipse visible. The colors of the clouds and sunrise made this a morning I will not forget!’ Credit and copyright: Marion Haligowski.
The eclipsed Sun, with sunspots, as seen from Madrid, Spain. Credit and copyright: Álvaro Ibáñez.
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The Nov. 3, 2013 eclipse seen from Johannesburg, South Africa taken handheld with a Canon 5D mkII and 24-70mm lens and neutral density filter. Credit and copyright: Cory Schmitz
The partially eclipsed Sun disappearing into the clouds, as seen from New York City, Nov. 3, 2013 at 6:30 A.M. Credit and copyright: Ben Berry.
About 3% of the Sun is ‘missing’ in this picturesque view of the hybrid solar eclipse on Nov. 3, 2013, as seen from Ankara, Turkey. Credit and copyright: Yüksel Kenaroglu.
Solar eclipse New York Sunrise November 3, 2013, taken near JFK Airport and the Cross Bay Bridge. Credit and copyright: astroval1 on Flickr.
The Nov. 3 partial solar eclipse as seen from Long Branch beach, New Jersey, taken with a Canon Rebel T2i camera 250 mm zoom. Credit and copyright: Jennifer Khordi.
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On November 3, 2013 a hybrid eclipse moved quickly from west to east over the Atlantic, passing over Africa around 13:25 UTC. At the same time, the Suomi NPP satellite orbited over the area, capturing this image of the lunar umbra. The umbra appears as a somewhat circular shadow centered over the Gulf of Guinea and extending into Western Africa. Three orbits of the Suomi NPP satellite are shown here, each around 97 minutes apart. No signs of the eclipse are visible, in the preceding and following orbits.