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Watch Live: The Partial Solar Eclipse Over South Africa

13 Sep 2015, 04:18 UTC
Watch Live: The Partial Solar Eclipse Over South Africa
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A partial solar eclipse is set to darken the skies around southern Africa on Sunday.

A partial solar eclipse will be visible from southern Africa, as well as parts of Antarctica early Sunday. Despite only being visible from a remote region of the planet, the rest of the world will be able to watch all the action online.

A solar eclipse is a phenomenon that occurs when the moon passes in between the Earth and the sun forming a straight-line configuration known as syzygy. When the moon only obstructs part of the view of the sun, it is known as a partial solar eclipse. When the moon completely obstructs the view of the sun, it is known as a total solar eclipse. [Watch Replay: The Total Solar Eclipse Of March 2015]

The Slooh Community Observatory will be providing a live stream of the partial solar eclipse for those who are unable to view it where they live. The live stream begins at 12:30 a.m. EDT on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.

Watch the Slooh live stream here:

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