Monday, July 24, 2017
It's Almost Here!
from: NASA APOD
A Hybrid Solar Eclipse over Kenya
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Chasing solar eclipses can cause you to go to the most interesting places and meet the most interesting people.
For example, chasing this eclipse brought this astrophotographer to Kenya in 2013.
His contact, a member of the
was to pick him up at the airport, show him part of southern Kenya, and even agreed to pose in
traditional warrior garb
on a hill as the hopefully
spectacular eclipse set far in background.
Unfortunately, this contact person died unexpectedly
a week before the astrophotographer's arrival,
and so he never got to participate in the shoot,
nor know that the resulting image went on to win an
international award for astrophotography.
Pictured in 2013 from
the Moon covers much of the Sun during a
a rare type of
that appears as total from some Earth locations, but annular in others.
During the annular part of the eclipse,
the Moon was too far from the Earth to block the entire Sun.
Next month a total solar eclipse
will cross the USA.