A partial solar eclipse captured on May 20, 2012. Image Credit: Tom Ruen

Watch Live: The Partial Solar Eclipse Over South Africa

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.

Watch the Slooh live stream here:

Editor’s Note: The featured image is a photo of the partial solar eclipse of May 20, 2012. Image Credit: Tom Ruen

  • Tom Ruen

    The sunset partial solar eclipse photo above is mine, from Minneapolis in 2012.

    • curtissthompson

      Yes, and it’s a beautiful photo! We captioned the photo with a description and image credit. Unfortunately, our website’s theme does not currently support displaying image captions for featured images. We’re working to incorporate that into our design. I apologize for this issue. For now, I’ve placed an editor’s note at the bottom of the post providing image credit.