A partial solar eclipse is set to darken the skies around southern Africa on Sunday.
A partial solar eclipse will be visible from southern Africa, as well as parts of Antarctica early Sunday. Despite only being visible from a remote region of the planet, the rest of the world will be able to watch all the action online.
A solar eclipse is a phenomenon that occurs when the moon passes in between the Earth and the sun forming a straight-line configuration known as syzygy. When the moon only obstructs part of the view of the sun, it is known as a partial solar eclipse. When the moon completely obstructs the view of the sun, it is known as a total solar eclipse. [Watch Replay: The Total Solar Eclipse Of March 2015]
The Slooh Community Observatory will be providing a live stream of the partial solar eclipse for those who are unable to view it where they live. The live stream begins at 12:30 a.m. EDT on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.
Editor’s Note: The featured image is a photo of the partial solar eclipse of May 20, 2012. Image Credit: Tom Ruen