Eclipse 2013 - Press Release
KAMPALA - On the 3rd November 2013, the World will witness a total Solar Eclipse. The Solar Eclipse is an extra ordinary geographical phenomenon of the movement of the solar system; the moon shields the sun and creates a temporary darkness. Most of this eclipse will occur over the Atlantic Ocean with the only landfall being in Africa across relatively large areas of sparsely inhabited rain forest in the Congo.
Hybrid’eclipse is a rare form of solar eclipse, which changes from an annular to a total solar eclipse along its path. The hybrid eclipse is the rarest of the four types of solar eclipses. It is caused when the moon passes in front of the sun and casts a shadow on the surface of the Earth.
What is significant about the November 3rd eclipse is that according to NASA’s calculations only 7 of its kinds have occurred since Christ. The last hybrid eclipse is believed to have occurred on March 16th 1466 and the next one is forecast for June 3rd 2114.
Uganda has been identified as the best location in the World to view the eclipse with the following places specifically giving the vantage point- Pakwach , Arua, Soroti, Masindi and Gulu. Pakwach being the best of the listed to watch the eclipse and Owiny Primary school in Pakwach has been identified as the best location to view the Solar Eclipse. The eclipse will take place on Sunday, 3rd November 2013 at 04:15pm. in Uganda.