Cape Town to enjoy partial solar eclipse this December

Partial Solar Eclipse
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Next month Capetonian skywatchers are in for a treat. On Monday, December 14, a partial solar eclipse will be fully visible from the Mother City.

A partial eclipse occurs when the Moon only partially covers the disk of the Sun. The Earth, Moon, and Sun are not perfectly aligned. The Sun appears to have a dark shadow on only a small part of its surface.

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According to popular meteorological website, next month’s partial solar eclipse will last for one-hour beginning on December 14 at 6.51 pm. The maximum point will be reached at 7.43 pm and will end at approximately 7.53 pm.

On the same day, Pucón, Chile will witness a total solar eclipse. This is a rare moment that won’t occur in Pucón for another 300 years. The event will be broadcast worldwide via live-stream on Zenit Travel.

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