An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon eclipses the sun when it is furthest from earth; the moon does not cover the entire sun but leaves a ‘ring of fire’ visible.
On 1 September 20016, an annular solar eclipse will pass over the remote Quirimbas Archipelago in the North of Mozambique. Azura Quilalea Private Island will be in the centre line of the moon’s shadow – the perfect place to experience this once in a lifetime event!
This won’t happen again in the Quirimbas for another 84 years.
Between the 27th of August and 3rd of September it will also be possible to observe the conjunction of Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and the moon while Mars and Saturn are overhead in Scorpius. You will be able to observe all 5 visible planets simultaneously!