Total Solar Eclipse 2002

Viewed from the Dzombo Plateau public viewsite, midway between the Shingwedzi and Mopani camps in the Kruger National Park, on the morning of 4 December 2002. Totality occurred between about 8:21 and 8:22am. Cloud cover made photography difficult, but the experience of total darkness occurring so suddenly was very impressive indeed. The experience was as though a series of bright lights were being switched off in rapid succession. A lot of swallows gathered in the sky, as they would to prepare for nightfall.

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Copyright © 2002 Rodney Jones,
4 December 2002