Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
This picture taken on November 3, 2013 shows a rare hybrid solar eclipse through clouds from the Canary Island of Tenerife. A rare solar eclipse swept across parts of Africa, Europe and the United States today as the moon blocks the sun either fully or partially, depending on the location. The width of the shadow of the eclipse was 58 km and the maximum duration of totality, the maximum time that the moon covered the sun completely, was 1m 40s, on the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife. (Photo by Desiree Martin/AFP Photo)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
A partial Solar eclipse is seen just after sunrise over the Queens borough of New York across the East River on November 3, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP Photo)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
The sun is partially eclipsed in Lagos November 3, 2013. Skywatchers across the world are in for a treat Sunday as the final solar eclipse of 2013 takes on a rare hybrid form. (Photo by Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
As the moon crosses in front of the sun during the partial solar eclipse, Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany steers his car during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Kamran Jebreili/Associated Press)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
The eclipse is seen, clockwise from left, in Juba, South Sudan; Sidon, Lebanon; and Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Reuters, Associated Press)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
Ugandans watch a hybrid solar eclipse in Kampala. (Photo by Stephen Wandera/Associated Press)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
People use special spectacles allowing them to watch a rare solar eclipse showing the Sun partially blocked by the Moon passing in front, as seen in Estoril near Lisbon, Portugal, 03 November 2013. (Photo by Miguel A. Lopes/EPA/EFE)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
A view of a rare solar eclipse showing the Sun partially being obscured by the Moon passing in front, as seen in Estoril, near Lisbon, Portugal, 03 November 2013. This 03 November phenomenom is described by NASA as a “rare hybrid eclipse” that will track across the North Atlantic, Southern Europe and equatorial Africa, where it can be seen as a total eclipse. (Photo by Miguel A. Lopes/EPA/EFE)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
People use special spectacles allowing them to watch a rare solar eclipse showing the Sun partially blocked by the Moon passing in front, as seen in Estoril near Lisbon, Portugal, 03 November 2013. (Photo by Miguel A. Lopes/EPA/EFE)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
A partial Solar eclipse is seen just after sunrise over the Queens borough of New York across the East River on November 3, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP Photo)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
The moon blocks the sun seconds before a total solar eclipse at the remote Sibiloi National Park on the shore of Lake Turkana, Kenya. (Photo by Noor Khamis/Reuters)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
A man has aluminium foil stretched over the lens of his camera as he tries to take images of a rare solar eclipse showing the Sun partially blocked by the Moon passing in front, in Estoril near Lisbon, Portugal, 03 November 2013. (Photo by Miguel A. Lopes/EPA/EFE)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
Kuwaiti men watch a partially solar eclipse at Souq Sharq Marina in Kuwait City on November 3, 2013. A rare solar eclipse will sweep across parts of Africa, Europe and the United States as the moon blocks the sun either fully or partially, depending on the location. (Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP Photo)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
A bird flies as sun is partially eclipsed in Sidon, southern Lebanon, November 3, 2013. Skywatchers across the world are in for a treat Sunday as the final solar eclipse of 2013 takes on a rare hybrid form. (Photo by Abdel-Halim Shahaby/Reuters)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
Members of the Rendile tribe are pictured before total hybrid eclipse in Sibiloi national Park in Turkana on November 3, 2013. Astronomy enthusiasts in Kenya caught a partial glimpse of a rare “Hybrid Total Eclipse” which hasn’t been witnessed in Africa for over 40 years, though weather hampered a view of the complete eclipse. (Photo by Carl de Souza/AFP Photo)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
Next to a telescope, people look at the moon crossing in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Clouds moving over the city allowed only brief views of the eclipse which in southern Europe was partial. The total eclipse was seen sweeping east across Africa. (Photo by Andres Gutierrez/AP Photo)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
A partial solar eclipse is seen over the Egyptian capital Cairo, on November 3, 2013. The rare solar eclipse will sweep across parts of Africa, Europe and the United States as the moon blocks the sun either fully or partially, depending on the location. (Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP Photo)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
Women observe a solar eclipse during an event organized by the Sudanese Society for Astronomy and Space Science on the banks of the Nile river in Khartoum November 3, 2013. Sky watchers across the world are in for a treat Sunday as the final solar eclipse of 2013 takes on a rare hybrid form. (Photo by Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
This picture taken on November 3, 2013 shows a rare hybrid solar eclipse, in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil. The rare solar eclipse will sweep across parts of Africa, Europe and the United States as the moon blocks the sun either fully or partially, depending on the location. (Photo by Safin Hamed/AFP Photo)

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
A Kuwaiti man makes the outline of a heart with his fingers to encompass a partially solar eclipse at Souq Sharq Marina in Kuwait City on November 3, 2013. A rare solar eclipse will sweep across parts of Africa, Europe and the United States as the moon blocks the sun either fully or partially, depending on the location. (Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP Photo)

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