Tanzania Annular Eclipse 2016 Viewing Site
The Independent Traveller will be viewing this annular eclipse in Katavi National Park. Your annular eclipse 2016 viewing experience will be unique and personal, set deep within the African bush.
1 September 2016 annular eclipse
An annular solar eclipse occurs on 1 September, 2016, where the Moon will obscure most – about 97% - of the Sun. The path of annularity for this eclipse will start in the Atlantic Ocean, crossing central Africa in Gabon, The Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Mozambique, on to Madagascar and then out into the Indian Ocean.
During this annular eclipse, observers will see the ‘ring of fire’ with a maximum duration of 3 minutes and 6 seconds, along a path that is up to 100 km wide.
VIEWING LOCATION: Katavi nATIONAL PARK
Tanzania is one of the most favoured regions for clear skies along the path of annularity You will be one of the very few people in Katavi National Park which lies completely within the path of annularity. The park is not far from the point of greatest eclipse, giving us near to the maximum of 3 minutes and 6 seconds depending on our final location. We have the freedom and flexibility of mobility should there be any cloud on the day.
You will be woken early and depart your camp or lodge with a packed bush breakfast. Get to the site at 6.30am and set up your equipment. The annular eclipse starts at 6.50am and the eclipse is scheduled to reach its maximum at 8.38am. The annular eclipse will last up to 3 minutes and 6 seconds, and the end of the retreating partial eclipse will be at 10.35 am.
On Eclipse morning, our guides and astronomy expert will be able to take all variables into account and take you to the most suitable viewing location. With a small group size and private transportation, we have the possibility of moving any where within the park.
Our Thousand Star Camp accommodation is set in the perfect location for viewing this natural wonder. This means that on eclipse morning we have no long drives - no traffic - no hold ups only complete FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT.
The weather in Tanzania in late August / early September should be beautiful! These months see very little rain. Daytime temperatures range from 22 - 30 degrees. Nights can be a bit chilly as temperatures drop at sunset. It bodes well for a great holiday as well as a VERY promising eclipse!
To find out more information on the Annular Solar Eclipse: 01 September 2016 - Please visit the Nasa Website.
Learn more on Katavi National Park Here.
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