Tanzania Tourist Board wishes to welcome everyone from all over the world to come to Tanzania and witness the solar eclipse which according to astronomy experts Tanzania in particular Rujewa Area in Mbeya region located in Southern Highlands of Tanzania will be the best site for viewing this fascinating event where the sun’s disk will change to a ring.
This major astronomical event will occur on September 1 this year from 10:17am to 1:56pm, centered over Tanzania and is expected to attract eclipse chasers from around the world and across the country.
People in Tanzania will witness first-hand the sun go evening-dim at midday as more than 90% of the sun will be covered by the moon in a partial solar eclipse leaving the sun as a thin crescent. The annual eclipse will be seen as a thin bright ring on that day for hundreds of thousands of people living within a 100 kilometre band crossing Southern Tanzania from Congo into Katavi, Mbeya, Ruvuma, to Masasi and out to Mozambique. Experts say that the next eclipse in Tanzania is expected to occur after 15 years. So this is a great opportunity that one shouldn’t miss.
HOW TO GET THERE?
For UK citizens/residents who want to get visa to go to Tanzania to witness this astronomical event, please visit the Tanzania High Commission website link: http://tanzaniahighcomm.co.uk/ for more information on how to apply for a visa to Tanzania. For other countries, please check with the Tanzanian consulate in your country.
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