A partial solar eclipse is taking place and is now visible from southern and central Africa. The eclipse created a ring-like impression as the moon moved in front of the sun.

The next annular solar eclipse is expected to take place in February next year, followed by a total solar eclipse in August 2017.

If like us you didn’t have special eyewear with which to watch today’s partial  #solareclipse, we have collected some of the best pictures from across the continent for your to witness the eclipse.


But what us a solar eclipse?



A solar eclipse occurs when the moon gets between Earth and the sun, and the moon casts a shadow over Earth. A solar eclipse can only take place at the phase of new moon.[]

It was NOT only South Africa that was experiencing the eclipse. Kenya, Congo, Tanzania and other African countries witnessed the show.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

From the Democratic Republic of Congo

Nairobi Kenya

Uganda’s Capital, Kampala

A video from Nigeria

The Reunion Islands

Ghana, Accra