Kenya To Be Plunged Into Darkness on November 3rd By a Total Solar Eclipse

October 3, 2013

Mark November 3rd on your calendar.. This is the day you might experience a once in a lifetime total solar eclipse for a whole 15 seconds.
However, Nairobi and most of the country will have to settle for a partial eclipse. 

The Kenya Wildlife Service yesterday launched the countdown to the spectacular astronomical event, expected to bring to Kenya thousands of astronomy enthusiasts. 
The total phase of the solar eclipse will be very brief and will only be seen in Kenya for 15 seconds. The partial eclipse will start at 4:25 pm, the total eclipse will then occur at 5:25pm and the partial eclipse will then end at 6:27 pm.

Earth astronomers say that Sibiloi National Park in Marsabit will offer the best view of the eclipse in the world, as it is only at the park where clear skies will occur. Satellite and surface measurements indicate that the weather prospect in northern Kenya is the best along the entire 2013 eclipse track.

This rare event will be used to showcase Northern Kenya as an additional tourist attraction. KWS is spending Sh 10 million in preparation for the event.

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