In Darkness: Africa Eclipse 2001
Viewed from Meteosat-6
Totality in Zambia
by John Walker
Eclipse 2000: View from Meteosat-6
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At almost the very moment we were viewing totality on the ground in Zambia, the EUMETSAT Meteosat-6 satellite in geosynchronous orbit 35785 km above the equator at 9 West longitude imaged the Moon's shadow on southern Africa as part of their eclipse observation program. The tiny spot of totality is not resolved in this image but you can clearly see how the density of shadow increases toward the region of totality in Zambia.

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by John Walker
July, 2001