There will be a hybrid solar eclipse on Sunday November 3, 2013. This rare occurrence of an annular and total eclipse is the final eclipse event of 2013.
Never look at the sun or an eclipse directly!
What do the different types of eclipses look like?
Where can you see it?
The hybrid eclipse starts as an annular eclipse at a point in the Atlantic Ocean about 600 miles (1,000 km) east of Florida, USA. A lucky observer will have a brief glimpse of an annular or ring of fire eclipse a few seconds after sunrise. Then the eclipse becomes a total eclipse. The longest period of totality, 99.5 seconds, occurs at about 12:46 UT at a point around 200 miles (330 km) southwest of the Liberian coast. The path of the total eclipse continue across the Atlantic to Africa. It reached land in Gabon. Then it travels east-northeastward through Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and northern Kenya. It ends in southern Ethiopia and westernmost Somalia at sunset.
The partial eclipse will be visible from far-eastern North America, the Caribbean, northern South America, southern Greenland, the Atlantic Ocean, southern Europe, Africa, Madagascar and the Middle East.
When can you see it?
Eclipse times (courtesy Earth Sky):
NOTE: This eclipse happens early on Sunday, according to U.S. clocks! For those in the U.S., Daylight Saving Time ends November 3 at 2 a.m. local time on your clock. Remember to fall back and set your clocks back by one hour.
Sunrise: 6:35 a.m. EST
Partial eclipse ends: 7:12 a.m. EST
New York City, NY
Sunrise: 6:29 a.m. EST
Partial eclipse ends: 7:11 a.m. EST
Raleigh, North Carolina
Sunrise: 6:39 a.m. EST
Partial eclipse ends: 7:08 a.m. EST
Sunrise: 6:31 a.m. EST
Partial eclipse ends: 7:02 a.m. EST
Sunrise: 6:34 a.m. EST
Partial eclipse ends: 7:00 a.m. EST
Sunrise: 5:52 a.m. local time
Partial eclipse ends: 6:52 a.m. local time
Europe, Africa and the Middle East see solar eclipse in afternoon hours November 3.The western portions of Europe and Africa will see the greatest eclipse around noon or early afternoon. For far-eastern Africa, Madagascar and the Middle East, the eclipse will take place in the late afternoon or close to sunset. Remember to use eye protection!
Local eclipse times:
Partial eclipse begins: 1:00 p.m. local time
Greatest eclipse: 1:35 p.m. local time
Partial eclipse ends: 2:10 p.m. local time
Partial eclipse begins: 1:15 p.m. local time
Greatest eclipse: 1:56 p.m. local time
Partial eclipse ends: 2:36 p.m. local time
Partial eclipse begins: 3:12 p.m. local time
Greatest eclipse: 4:00 p.m. local time
Partial eclipse ends: 4:43 p.m. local time
Can you still enjoy it even if you can’t observe it in person?
There will be a lot of great imagery and video afterwards but you can still follow the eclipse online even if you can see it in person with Slooh Community Observatory. Online coverage begins at 1045 UTC (6:45 a.m. EST) on November 3.