Partial eclipse occurring between 9:30AM and 12:31


As we transcend into the new season of spring on 1 September, a new moon is also set to greet us.

An annual eclipse is set to appear and South Africans are going to get a chance to witness this phenomenon.

According to an Annular Solar Eclipse occurs when the moon covers the sun’s centre, with the sun’s visible outer edges forming a “ring of fire” around the moon.

Phases and times of the annular eclipse in Bloemfontein:     


The Science of Annular Solar Eclipses – Annular solar eclipses take place when:

  • The moon is a new moon.
  • The moon is at or near a lunar node.
  • The earth, moon and sun are perfectly aligned in a straight line.

Click here to see an animation of the eclipse in Bloemfontein.

Don’t forget to protect your eyes and send us your photos of the eclipse from your area on

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