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Hybrid Solar Eclipse 2013: Rare celestial event visible from US, Europe and Africa


A rare solar eclipse that began as a “ring of fire” and transformed into a spectacular total eclipse of the sun amazed skywatchers from North America to Africa on Sunday, November 3.

The celestial event was a rare hybrid solar eclipse, which began over the Atlantic Ocean as an annular eclipse and transitioned into a full total solar eclipse for observers along the narrow path of totality in the eastern Atlantic and over parts of Africa.

The rare solar eclipse that began as a ring of fire and transformed into a spectacular total eclipse of the sun amazed skywatchers from North America to Africa

The rare solar eclipse that began as a ring of fire and transformed into a spectacular total eclipse of the sun amazed skywatchers from North America to Africa

Observers along the US East Coast and parts of Canada, meanwhile, awoke to a partial solar eclipse at sunrise.

People watched the rare solar eclipse showing the Sun partially blocked by the Moon passing in front, as seen in Estoril near Lisbon, Portugal.

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