Hybrid Solar Eclipse Images from Around the World, November 3, 2013
Many lucky people around the world were treated to a an unusual “hybrid” solar eclipse today — so called because the extent to which the Sun was blocked out varied around the world. Those along North America’s east coast and the northern half of South America saw a brilliant Sun partially eclipsed by the Moon just at dawn, as in our lead image from South Carolina, USA. But regions like equatorial Africa had a total eclipsed Sun for about a minute, while those in southern Europe, the Middle East, were able to see an “annular” or partial, eclipse. This type of variable eclipse is rare — the last time one occurred was Nov. 20, 1854 and the next one won’t happen until Oct. 17, 2172! This was also the last eclipse of the year, and photographers were out to capture the views.
UPDATE: We’ve now added more images, including this new one from Uganda that shows totality:
See more below, and we’ll continue to add images as they come in.
Here’s a gorgeous timelapse by Steve Ellington, who shot this from the US east coast:
The following two images were sent to us by Victor Pinheiro from Espargos, Sal Island, one of 10 islands that make up the Republic of Cabo Verde, in the central Atlantic Ocean, 570 kilometers off the coast of Western Africa. Africa had some of the best views of the eclipse, with some areas seeing totality.
The image above and below were captured by Gadi Eidelheit from Israel. You can see his entire collection of images from the eclipse at his website.
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19 Replies to “Hybrid Solar Eclipse Images from Around the World, November 3, 2013”
Fabulous! We had heavy cloud cover in this part of the northern Caribbean!
bawal ba sa buntis and solar eclipse?
Thank you for posting my pictures. I am very pleased and attached to be part of something so global as people from America, Africa, Europe and Asia observed this eclipse
Really gorgeous pictures!! Thank you so much to all who took the time and effort to bring so much pleasure to us all.
I have yet to see a real good solar eclipse.
One of the nicer one’s I’ve seen…from above Uganda
Rather remarkable what some people went through to see this ever so short event – http://www.launchphotography.com/Total_Solar_Eclipse_2013.html
Uganda was blessed to have the best view in the entire World
It’s like the moon was doing the ultimate photobomb.
so amazing woooow sori 4 those who weren’t there
Wow, Bailey’s Beads around the entire circumference of the moon in Helen Lin’s photo of totality. A sign that the moon barely covered the disk of the sun, as would be expected in a hybrid annular-total eclipse like this one.
I saw one very similar to the one Victor Pinheiro shot, from the front of my house in Abuja, Nigeria. Awesome view. Gave a quiet, calm shade on earth.
good picture,but we couldn’t see it in China,wish next time
Jho next time is Oct. 17, 2172!
As seen above Gaborone, Botswana, Southern Africa
Seen in Botswana as well..
in case anyone is interested – here are some pics from off the coast of gabon – as the eclipse arrived in Africa. you are welcome 🙂
More images … http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=89387
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