Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Hybrid Solar Eclipse November 2013 Africa,Europe,America. Will you see this amazing event?

The solar eclipse on Sunday, November 3, 2013, will be visible from far-eastern North America, the Caribbean, northern South America, southern Greenland, the Atlantic Ocean, southern Europe, Africa, Madagascar and the Middle East.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon is between the sun and earth, thus blocking out some or all of it’s light to us. We were blessed to see a solar eclipse in England, quite some years back now but it was a truly amazing sight! The Sun has a diamater 400 times greater than our moon but our moon is 400 times closer to the sun than the moon. (the ratio varies as both orbits are elliptical) Thus it happens that our small moon can totally block out the light from the Sun. How amazing is it that these figures cause this incredible event to occur?!

Map of the eclipse Nov 2013

This year in 2013, many parts of Africa, America and Europe will see a partial solar eclipse. Only those living in equatorial Africa will have the joy of seeing a full solar eclipse in the afternoon of November 3rd 2013. It will be short lived, at best, the total eclipse will last somewhat more than one minute (in western Gabon) This eclipse is  part of Saros cycle 143, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 72 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on March 7, 1617.
Map of the eclipse Nov 2013
This particular eclipse is a special type of eclipse known as a hybrid eclipse. This is a special eclipse in that the eclipse path starts as an annular eclipse (mean lunar diameter less than mean solar diameter as viewed from Earth) but then turns into a very short duration total eclipse (mean lunar diameter is greater than the mean solar diameter). During a previous hybrid solar eclipse, in April 2005, a stretch of totality was sandwiched between annular views at the beginning and end. This year's edition is especially rare because it begins with annularity and ends with totality.

The special nature of this eclipse is that along the areas where the annular eclipse is visible mountains along the lunar profile will create a broken ring. The same will apply along the areas where totality is expected but in reverse, lunar valleys along the profile might let bright sections of the chromosphere and photosphere through creating a multiple diamond ring effect.

In the US this November the partial eclipse is already at maximum as the Sun rises, this is the view that you might get if skies are clear.

This solar eclipse is occurring at the same time as we are experiencing Mercury in Retrograde, an event that often causes emotions to be a little unsettled. The Solar eclipse, unique as it is will further stir emotions so we are in for a very up and down time! This is a perfect time to look within and maybe see what you would like to change in your life.

The eclipse point will be in the second decanate of Scorpio. People with Scorpio rising, either in their birth chart or in their solar return chart for 2013/14, will feel the influence stronger than others.

How amazing would an eclipse have been for our ancestors! We now know the science behind the event but in my book that makes it even more special! Science and nature, an awesome combination Mother Earth!

I won't be able to see the eclipse here in England but would love to hear from any of you that will!

Solar blessings, Alison xxx

For further info see the great websites listed.

Eclipse times:
Montreal, Quebec
Sunrise: 6:35 a.m. EST
Partial eclipse ends: 7:12 a.m. EST
United States:
New York City, NY
Sunrise: 6:29 a.m. EST
Partial eclipse ends: 7:11 a.m. EST
Raleigh, North Carolina
Sunrise: 6:39 a.m. EST
Partial eclipse ends: 7:08 a.m. EST
Miami, Florida
Sunrise: 6:31 a.m. EST
Partial eclipse ends: 7:02 a.m. EST
Havana, Cuba
Sunrise: 6:34 a.m. EST
Partial eclipse ends: 7:00 a.m. EST
South America:
Cartagena, Columbia
Sunrise: 5:52 a.m. local time
Partial eclipse ends: 6:52 a.m. local time

Local eclipse times:
Madrid, Spain
Partial eclipse begins: 1:00 p.m. local time
Greatest eclipse: 1:35 p.m. local time
Partial eclipse ends: 2:10 p.m. local time
Algiers, Algeria
Partial eclipse begins: 1:15 p.m. local time
Greatest eclipse: 1:56 p.m. local time
Partial eclipse ends: 2:36 p.m. local time
Jerusalem, Israel
Partial eclipse begins: 3:12 p.m. local time
Greatest eclipse: 4:00 p.m. local time
Partial eclipse ends: 4:43 p.m. local time

Sources and further info:


  1. This sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing ;o) Blessings ;o)

  2. thanks hun will you be able to see it where you are in the US? xx