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 district in Mbeya region located in Southern 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.