Solar Eclipse 2016 – What is Eclipse – How to see it and when

According to scientist, it has been calculated that on September 1  2016. Sky watchers and some parts of Africa will see the moon passing in front of the sun. This will create an Annual Solar Eclipse.

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Scientist have proved that during an Annual Solar Eclipse, the moon is father away from earth than during a solar eclipse.

The Annual Solar Eclipse appear small and doesn’t completely cover the sun. it will be available in most parts of Africa.

A partial solar eclipse will be visible on most part of the African continent.

So, get ready to experience the beauty of the Solar Annual Eclipse.

What is Eclipse?

Eclipse is a terms used to describe Solar Eclipse. That is when the Moon’s shadow crosses the Earth. Eclipse is also an event that occurs when an astronomical object is temporarily obscured. These could be when an object is passing into the shadow of another body or when another object is passing in between.

Types of Eclipse

  • Solar Eclipse: This event occurs when the shadow of the moon passes the surface of Earth.
  • Lunar Eclipse: Is an event that occurs when the Moon slowly moves in to the shadows of earth.

Tips on Viewing the Annual Eclipse

On Thursday, 1st September 2016, the sunshine will blaze like a ring with fire rounding it. This is caused by the distance between the Moon and Earth. The Event is called the Annual Eclipse, unlike it is popularly known as the Total eclipse.

To enjoy this Event without damaging you eye lens, below are some of the safety tips.

  • Get a dark shade
  • Put it ON before looking towards the direction of the sun.
  • Gradually look at the sun either from the left or from the right to the direction of the sun
  • Enjoy the moment.


  • Ensure you don’t look at the sun while driving
  • Do not Walk while looking at the sun.
  • Avoid direct contact to the sun to prevent eye lens damage.

Next Solar Eclipse Event

The Eclipse cycle occurs when different eclipse are separated by time interval. Eclipse Cycle takes place when the orbital movement of the object form repeating harmonic patterns. Which results in a repetition of a solar or lunar eclipse every 6,585.3 days

Next Eclipse

The next annular solar eclipse will occur Feb. 26, 2017, with the point where the eclipse will appear to last the longest located off the eastern coast of South America.

The next highly anticipated total solar eclipse, set to take place Aug. 21, 2017, is being called the “Great American Eclipse” because the best viewing locations will be within the continental U.S.

For this event, Pasachoff said now is the time to make necessary travel plans and reservations if you want to observe the eclipse within the path of totality. Amazing isn’t it.

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