Partial solar eclipse on november 3 2013 (Kenya)

partial solar eclipse november 3, 2013 (Kenya)
Note: This image is here for illustrative purposes and does not represent the actual eclipse on this date.

The Moon information shown here applies to Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday, November 3, 2013. (Local time Africa/Nairobi)

Moonrise to moonset12h30m
Moonrise05:41
Moonset18:11
Distance to the center of the Sun148,391,284 km
Distance to the center of Earth377,493 km
Moon ilumination (at midnight)0.6%
Lunar phasewaning
Current zodiac sign the MoonScorpio ♏


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According to international time UTC, a solar eclipse will occur on november 3, 2013 which will be visible in some parts of the world. The following shows the cities in Kenya from which the eclipse could be visible (note that the following is a short list of some of the main cities, the eclipse may be visible from other cities not listed here). The date and local time of the event shown below.

CityEclipse visible?Phase
NairobiYes Partial

Information about this eclipse

Hybrid path begins annular and ends total

partial solar eclipse This is animated image which shows the shadow of the moon and its path on the map during the solar eclipse. Only the regions shaded by the moon may view this partial solar eclipse. The date and time displayed in this image are international date and time, therefore, they might not apply to your country. However, to know the date and exact time of partial solar eclipse in your country, you can see the table below. (Click on image to enlarge it).

Information of the Greatest Eclipse

Information of the Greatest Eclipse

This image shows the moments of external and internal contacts with the Moon's penumbra (and Moon's umbra when applicable) as well as the horizon and geocentric coordinates of the Sun and the Moon as well as the place and moment of the greatest eclipse. Some of the information from the image has been condensed in the following table. Please regard that the information in the following table applies only to the place of maximum eclipse, latitud 3.5N and longitud 11.7W, on 2013-11-03 at 12:47:36 (UT).

Date (UT)2013-11-03
Time (UT)12:47:36
Latitud3.5N
Longitud11.7W
Gamma0.3272
Magnitud1.0159
Saros143
Sun alt.71
Sun azi.192
Path width58
Central Dur.01m40s

Eclipse schedule in Kenya

The following table shows the schedule and phases of the partial solar eclipse of november 3, 2013 in Kenya. For each city we have assigned a time zone which is very precise and it takes into account Daylight Saving Time (if applicable).

Sun Alt.: Excellent   Good   Low   Too low  

CityDetails
Event datePartial eclipse startsSun Alt.Total eclipse startsMax. eclipseSun Alt.AzymuthTotal eclipse endsEnds partial eclipseSun Alt.Mag.Obs.
Nairobi (UTC 3)2013-11-0316:20:1225-17:28:109255-18:06(s)0(s)0.82377.7%

if present, (r) means the eclipse is in progress at sunrise, while (s) means the eclipse is in progress at sunset.

You can read the table above as follows: On november 3, 2013 in Nairobi (UTC 3), an eclipse of type partial solar eclipse will start at 16:20:12, the maximum eclipse will occur at 17:28:10 when the Sun reaches an altitud of 9° and azymuth of 255°; this event will come to an end at 18:06(s) and will have a magnitud of 0.823 (the magnitude of an eclipse is the ratio of the apparent size of the Moon to the apparent size of the Sun during an eclipse) and an obscurity of 0.777 (the fraction of the Sun obscured).

We must take into account the altitude of the sun, for example, in Nairobi, due to the low altitude of the Sun (9 degrees) this solar eclipse will not be very obvious.

your city is not listed?

To obtain eclipse information for a particular city, you may load the interactive world map. In addition, the world map shows the path of totality and the coordinates of the greatest eclipse. (Due to some limitations, this map may sometimes not load)

Protect your eyes

Observers must be very careful while viewing the solar eclipse. Our advice is to never look at the Sun with the naked eye.For safety, you must always use sunglasses, telescopes and binoculars with special filters. Never use these equipments without protection as the Sun's ultraviolet and infrared light may harm your eyes or cause blindness if you look at the Sun directly.

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