A partial solar eclipse will be visible on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, for residents of the east coast, NBC News reported Friday. The eclipse is one of the rare hybrid or annular/total eclipses
Where the eclipse will be visible and what time
Barring cloud cover, It will be visible only on the east coast of the US, southern Europe and almost all of Africa.
NASA’S eclipse Web site reports, “Total Solar Eclipse of November 3. It will be visible on the east coast starting around 6:45 a.m. (Don't forget about the time change. More info here on that.)
"The final event of 2013 is the most interesting eclipse of the year. It is one of the rare hybrid or annular/total eclipses in which some sections of the path are annular while other parts are total. The duality comes about when the vertex of the Moon's umbral shadow pierces Earth's surface at some locations, but falls short of the planet along other sections of the path. The unusual geometry is due to the curvature of Earth's surface that brings some geographic locations into the umbra while other positions are more distant and enter the antumbral rather than umbral shadow. In most cases, the central path begins annular, changes to total for the middle portion of the track, and reverts back to annular towards the end of the path. However, November 3 eclipse is even more unique because the central path to begins annular and ends total. Because hybrid eclipses occur near the vertex of the Moon's umbral/antumbral shadows, the central path is typically quite narrow.”
How to watch the eclipse online
The Slooh virtual observatory will broadcast video feeds from telescopes in Gabon, Kenya and the Canary Islands. Three and a half hours of live coverage begins at 6:45 a.m. ET Sunday. You can also watch the show via Slooh's iPad app.
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