In Southern Africa (or Patagonia) this evening? Don’t miss the partial solar eclipse later on today.
Weather permitting, Durban, Johannesbeagle, Cape Town and the rest of SA will all able to see a bite-shaped chunk missing from the side of the sun as the moon passes between us and it.
The Astronomical Society of South Africa website has all the details you need, including (but not limited to) this gif:
Yes, I was a bit concerned when the sun suddenly fell out of the Durban sky first time I saw it, too. Everything’s ok though. It’s just that we get a bit more eveningsworth for our money in the Mother City.
PLEASE, PLEASE! check their “How Do I Look?” section for hint and tips on safely watching the eclipse. It’s never safe to look directly at the sun, even if it’s almost half hidden.
And please share this post far and wide so that others get the chance to see the eclipse too. Thanks.