Africa sky watchers

‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse thrills skywatchers in Africa, Asia

‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse thrills skywatchers in Africa, Asia

Arcing eastward across Africa and Asia, it reached “maximum eclipse” — with a perfect solar halo around the Moon — over Uttarakhand, India near the Sino-Indian border at 12:10 local time (0640 GMT). More spectacular, but less long-lived: the exact alignment of the Earth, Moon and Sun was visible for only 38 seconds. In Nairobi, […]