The solar eclipse and wildlife tour
Solar eclipse tour.
During the 1st of September of 2016 some of Tanzania areas such as National parks like Katavi, Mahale and other areas will experience one of the rarest astronomical phenomenon Annular solar Eclipse.
Seeing a solar eclipse is sometimes described as a-once-in-a lifetime experience and this become even more entertaining when observers get a unique opportunity to experience the eclipse alongside stunning nature and wildlife in the Parks.
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun thereby totally or partially blocking the image of the sun for viewers on the earth.
An annular solar eclipse happens when the moon covers the Sun’s center, leaving the Sun’s visible outer edges to form a ‘’ring of fire’’ or annulus around the moon.
At an annular solar eclipse the moon is too small to completely cover the Sun’s disk and this is due to its average distance from the earth. With over 97% of the Sun’s diameter covered by the moon only a very thin ring of the Sun will be visible to an observer in the middle of the eclipse’s path.
According to NASA interactive map extracted from their website the best viewing site is the point of Greatest Eclipse located southern Tanzania, giving annularity duration (eclipse) of 3 minutes and 6 seconds.
We started to receive bookings to Katavi National Park where it is predicted that annular eclipse will start at 6.50 a.m. and reaches its maximum at 8.38 a.m.
You are not late, plan early ,plan now for the solar eclipse viewing tour to Katavi national park in September 2016. Don't miss this opportunity-a once in a life time chance in the middle of Africa's best wildlife parks.