Blog Post – A Once-in-a-Lifetime Event in Africa


“For a moment in time—over eight minutes, in fact—people in Africa this week will see something rare and spectacular: an annular solar eclipse.

According to the NASA website, on January 15, 2010 an annular eclipse of the sun will be visible in Kenya as well as other parts of Africa. During an annular solar eclipse, the moon blocks the sun, leaving only a small ring (or annulus) of light.  It will be the longest such eclipse of this century, so professional and amateur astronomers are understandably excited.”

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