Monday, September 14, 2015

Signs In The Heavens: Partial Solar Eclipse Marks The Ten Days of Awe


Partial solar eclipse blocks out the sun, as stargazers get ready for blood moon and supermoon

A partial solar eclipse has blocked out the sun, the first part of a month of stunning astronomical events

The second solar eclipse of the year happened this morning, leaving stunning views over southern Africa and Antarctica.

But it is likely to be eclipsed itself by a rare astronomical event at the end of the month – a so-called supermoon where it will appear far bigger than usual, and a lunar eclipse that will mean that it is blocked out. The events are set to be so spectacular that some online have even taken to claiming they signal the end of the world.

The solar eclipse was only visible in the sky to those in the southern part of Africa – including people in South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Madagascar – and in Antarctica. But livestreams and photos allowed anyone to tune into the eclipse as it happened, and stunning pictures have been shared after the event.

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