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The second and final solar eclipse of the year occurs on Sunday September 13, 2015. The previous event of March 20, 2015 was a total eclipse visible from Artic regions and the North Pole. However, on September 13 the shadow of totality misses the Earth but a partial eclipse is still visible from southern Africa, southern Indian Ocean and east Antarctica.

The best place to view the eclipse is the sparsely populated continent of Antarctica. At the eastern part of the land any potential based observers would experience a maximum 79% totality (6:54 UT). Apart from Antarctica, the eclipse can also be seen from much of Southern Africa. From example, from Cape Town, South Africa and Namibia the eclipse will already be in progress when the Sun rises above the eastern horizon on morning of September 13th. At peak eclipse from Cape Town the Sun appears 43% covered at 5:43 UT.

Partial Solar Eclipse (credit:- NASA)

Of course it's very important when viewing eclipses to take to correct precautions. Never look at the Sun directly and always use proper eye protection such as endorsed solar glasses. The eclipse may also be viewed using specialist solar telescopes or via a solar projection method.

The eclipse diagrams below show the path of the Moons shadow on September 13, 2015.

Partial Solar Eclipse of September 13, 2015 (credit:- A.T. Sinclair/NASA)



Partial Solar Eclipse of September 13, 2015 (credit:- Fred Espenak/NASA/GSFC)