Solar Eclipse Darkens Sun Over Southern Hemisphere
by Denise Chow, SPACE.com Staff Writer
Date: 25 November 2011 Time: 07:00 AM ET
|Skywatcher Mike Nicholson took this photo of the Nov. 25 partial solar eclipse from Otaki Beach, New Zealand.
CREDIT: Mike Nicholson
The eclipse was visible in southern South Africa, Antarctica, Tasmania, and most of New Zealand, according to NASA scientists. At greatest eclipse, as the moon orbited between the sun and Earth, 90.5 percent of the sun's diameter was covered from the location closest to the axis of Earth's shadow, which is a point in the Bellingshausen Sea on the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula.
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