PICTORIAL: How Ugandans Viewed The Solar Eclipse

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President Museveni views the beginning of the solar eclipse, at Owiny Primary School Grounds, Packwach. PPU PHOTO
President Museveni views the beginning of the solar eclipse, at Owiny Primary School Grounds, Packwach. PPU PHOTO

The partial eclipse begun at 4:06pm and ended 6:27pm but the total eclipse when the moon was closest to the centre of the sun lasted for one minute at 5:23pm.

Blogger Salim Segawa took a picture of his neigjhbour viewing the solar ecilpse using a black kavera
Blogger Salim Segawa took a picture of his neighbor iewing the solar eclipse using a black kavera

This solar eclipse was a rare occurrence in that it was “hybrid” – switching between an annular and total eclipse.

Omukama Solomon Iguru of Bunyoro Kingdom (C) viewing the eclipse.
Omukama Solomon Iguru of Bunyoro Kingdom (C) viewing the eclipse.

In a total eclipse, the Moon completely covers the sun, while an annular eclipse occurs when the Moon is at its farthest from the Earth and does not block out the Sun completely, leaving a halo of sunlight still visible around the Moon.

Ogenga Latigo (C), former leader of opposition in parliament readying himself for the eclipse.
Ogenga Latigo (C), former leader of opposition in parliament readying himself for the eclipse.

The greatest total eclipse occurred in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 330km south-west of Liberia, and lasted for more than one minute.

Chief viewer President Museveni (seated) interacts with some people who turned up to view the eclipse.
Chief viewer President Museveni (seated) interacts with some people who turned up to view the eclipse.

The eclipse continued across Africa through the Congos until it passed through northern Uganda and northern Kenya, ending in southern Ethiopia and Somalia.

President Museveni viewing the eclipse.
President Museveni viewing the eclipse.
Penny N Judith [also viewed the ecilpse from Old Taxi Park Kampala
Penny N Judith [also viewed the ecilpse from Old Taxi Park Kampala
Simon Kaheru in Masindi with children
Simon Kaheru in Masindi with children
Amako Asega in Northen Kenya
This is Amako Asega’s view in Northen Kenya
AMISOM solider Odong Odong in Somalia
AMISOM solider Odong Odong took this shot in Somalia
Sharipha Ramah's view of the solar ecilpse
Sharipha Ramah’s view of the solar ecilpse
Photo by Laura Mulenga Walusimbi taken at Kyema Vocational Institute 1715hrs in Masindi
Photo by Laura Mulenga Walusimbi taken at Kyema Vocational Institute 1715hrs in Masindi
Photo via @SMSMedia
Photo via @SMSMedia
The moon continues to peel away from the sun. Photo via @SMSMedia
The moon continues to peel away from the sun. Photo via @SMSMedia
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