This animated map shows the path of the annular-total solar eclipse (also called a hybrid solar eclipse). It begins as an annular eclipse, as the Sun's apparent disk is just larger than the Moon's disk and the Sun appears as a thin brilliant ring. Soon after sunrise in the western Atlantic Ocean, the eclipse transitions to a narrow total solar eclipse. During totality, the Sun's corona will be briefly visible with a duration ranging from a few seconds to about a minute and 40 seconds at the point of greatest eclipse. A thin belt of Africa from Gabon to Somalia is the only locale on land where totality can be observed.

This is an production.


Loading more stuff…

Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?

Loading videos…