This is a unique cosmic event, as well as a lifetime opportunity to talk/walk science, technology and related in/for Africa. Various continent-wide initiatives are taking shape to consolidate the Pan-African intention to make this eclipse, a fun and unique intra-african as well as international collaboration.
The following countries are in the path of totality and will be experiencing 100% obscuration of the Sun: Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-DRC, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia.
Please help donate solar eclipse glasses to Africa!
The definitive guide to all eclipse-related information is the NASA site of Fred Espenak: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html. For some sites with more general information see http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/solar.html. For this eclipse see also http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2013.html#SE2013Nov03H
Specific IAU-OAD sponsored events will be taking place in Gabon (28 Oct. – 5 Nov. 2013) with the partnerships of NOMMO ASTRONOMIA (Society for Astronomy and Space Science in Gabon) and AGEOS (Gabonese Agency for Space Studies and Observations). Click on the links below for more information:
- Gabon eclipse workshop (in French, en Français)
- IAU-OAD Workshop (Atelier francophone IAU-OAD, en Français)
Click on the map below for a full display of the eclipse path across Africa. [Pour une carte detaillée du passage de l’éclipse, cliquez sur l’image ci-dessous.]