If you missed the spectacular partial solar eclipse today, here’s a video of the event as seen from South Africa.
The footage was uploaded to YouTube by Jan Kotze. It was recorded by his son, using a smartphone and an amateur telescope, with a sun filter.
Watch Video: Solar Eclipse, 1 September 2016, from South Africa
This annular eclipse happens when the moon passes in front of the sun… but as it’s too far from the earth to totally cover the sun, it’s only a partial eclipse.
Photos from Durban:
In case you don't have the eyewear to watch the #solareclipse, here it is. From Johannesburg ? pic.twitter.com/GDkez2Efod
— Karabo Mokgoko (@Karabo_Mokgoko) September 1, 2016
#solareclipse today, watched it through an old Xray – was amazing to see!! pic.twitter.com/iHsmtZyDd4
— Monica Botha (@MonicaBothaswim) September 1, 2016
#NewMoon 9° Virgo #solareclipse is best seen along a path crossing Africa and Madagascar pic.twitter.com/Tl7ckRZqHh
— Ellie Crystal (@EllieCrystal) September 1, 2016