Photos Of Sunday’s Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse

Total solar eclipse photographed by Finnish photographer Janne Pyykkö, who traveled to Gulu, Uganda. He befriended a local university student there named Irene who holds two plates of oranges in this photo taken during totality. Click the photo to check out Janne’s blog for more information (use Google Translate). Credit: Janne Pyykkö (

I hope everyone who was able got a shot at seeing today’s rare hybrid solar eclipse. Since so many of us lived so far from the eclipse path, I’ve gathered a few images of this spectacular celestial event for your viewing pleasure.

A thin crescent of sunlight remains seconds before the sun enters totality earlier today Nov. 3 seen from Sibiloi National Park in Kenya. Credit: Noor Khamis/Reuters

If you have pictures you’d like to add, please e-mail at; I’d be happy to post them. The next solar eclipse widely visible across the U.S. and Canada will happen on Oct. 23, 2014. The BIG ONE, a total solar eclipse that slices directly across the mid-section of the U.S. occurs on Aug. 21, 2017.

The horns of the solar crescent poke through clouds in New York during this morning’s hybrid solar eclipse. Credit: Ben Berry/AP
The partially eclipsed sun through clouds in Lagos, Nigeria. Credit: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters
Turkana men dance and sing during the eclipse at Sibiloi National Park in Kenya during the eclipse. Credit: Noor Khamis/Reuters
A bird flies across the partially eclipsed sun in Sidon, Lebanon on November 3, 2013. Credit: Abdel-Halim Shahaby/Reuters
A partially eclipsed sun is seen from Juba, South Sudan earlier today. A partial eclipse was visible from eastern North America, southern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and western Iran. Totality fell along a narrow pass crossing the Atlantic Ocean and central Africa. (Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)
Several sunspot groups are visible in this photo of the eclipse taken from Israel. Credit: Ariel Shalit/AP
Women observe the solar eclipse in Amman, Jordan Sunday. Credit: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters
Eclipse from the Cape Verde Islands off the west coast of Africa. Credit: Victor Pinheiro

2 Responses

  1. Edward M. Boll

    I wish that I had gone east yesterday to see the eclipse. Oh, well we only have to wait till next October. It may be hard to get the general public fired up about ISON. Although, I expect a stunning magnitude at the moment of perihelion. In fact one web site suggested that it could brighten 8 magnitudes in the last 24 hours. The fact is at this rate, the comet will only under good circumstances be brighter than magnitude 4.5 for about 19 days. And after perihelion at best, the 4.5 magnitude comet could only be seen at most 59 minutes before sunrise. Lovejoy on the other hand at a possible 4.5 magnitude in early December could be observed much longer.

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