Eclipse moves over East Africa

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We’re tracking the annular solar eclipse as it makes it way across Africa.

Africa’s Indian Ocean islands were the last place to witness the eclipse at around 10:00 GMT.

This picture from Madagascar intrigued us. We’re not sure how the effect was made, but in the shadows you can see the crescent shape the moon made as it passed in front of the sun.

And this is how the sky looked in Mauritius:

Different ways of viewing the eclipse

This morning’s annular eclipse passed over Mbeya in southern Tanzania.

hundreds turned out to watch including school children and some tourists.

Children looking at the eclipse

Looking directly at the eclipse is potentially damaging to your eyesight.

One photographer in Tanzania’s main city of Dar es Salaam saw people using a puddle to view the phenomenon.

Looking at the eclipse in a puddle

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