n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Partial solar eclipse : 2005 October 03




Extracted from text ... mnassa vol 64 nos 11 & 12 232 observer's page Partial solar eclipse: 2005 October 03 Mike Begbie, Hilton Observatory, Harare, Zimbabwe (songbird@mweb.co.zw) The partial eclipse was observed by the author from Harare. The eclipse magnitude for my more northerly location was 0.4, much more percentage coverage than from any of the other ASSA Centres. Timings were made for both first and fourth contacts (Table 1). It was noted that at mid-eclipse, there was a definite slight grey shading to the sky background and a detectable dimming of light on the ground. This was definitely noted, and belies the ..


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