Sun, Moon and Stars

Total Solar Eclpse seen from an angle
This image of the total solar eclipse of March 29 2006 was taken in Timbuktu at considerable distance from where the full effect was visible it still caused a interesting phenomenon in the morning sky.

Timbuktu is situated between 16° 44’555” and 16° 47’ degrees North latitude and 2° 59’710” and 3° 00’ 977” degrees west longitude. This puts it in the same time zone as England. It is in the northern hemisphere so it follows the general pattern of shorter cooler days in the months of Dec Jan Feb and longer hotter days in the “summer” months of June July Aug. However being only 16 degrees off the equator the seasonal variation in day length and temperature is minimal. Read More...