PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE FOR JOHANNESBURG

JOHANNESBURG – South Africans will have a chance to experience a partial solar eclipse today 0/09/2016 in Johannesburg, the moon is expected to cover only a section of the sun between 9:30am and midday.

Residents have been advised to avoid looking directly at the sun as this may cause permanent damage.

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The Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Simphiwe Madlanga explains why our side of the world won’t have a total eclipse.

“In this instance we are in the Southern Hemisphere and the angle is such that we only receive a section of the sunlight. But further North, in terms of the latitude lines, you will get places were there might be a total.”

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