Sunday, November 03, 2013

Partial Solar Eclipse ~ Darkness at Noon

A rare partial solar eclipse occurred on Sunday afternoon in Morocco

a natural phenomenon was watched by large crowds throughout the country. The partial solar eclipse that began at around 11.30am, reached its maximum at noon and ended around 12:30.

Professor Samir Kadiri, head of the astronomical observatory of the Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development, said the eclipse, which lasted about an hour, is rare for the simple reason that is not visible at every new moon, or of the same place on earth.

"This astronomical phenomenon is at its maximum when the moon covers up the sun around noon," said he said.

According to experts, the show was seen in over 40 countries worldwide. Almost all of Africa and the southern Mediterranean region observed partial phases of this event.

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