On November 3rd, the area around Lake Turkana and the Sibiloi National Park in Kenya will experience a Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse, which will be visible for less than 1 minute and from within a very thin corridor, which traverses the North Atlantic and equatorial Africa.
A total eclipse occurs when the dark silhouette of the Moon completely obscures the intensely bright light of the Sun, allowing the much fainter solar corona to be visible.
The best viewing of the eclipse will take place in the Sibiloi National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of East Africa’s best-kept secrets. Mostly arid semi desert, euphorbia and stunning pink flowers of the desert rose stand out among dark sandstone outcrops. Dry sand rivers lined with shady thorn trees intersect the landscape. Lake Turkana is undoubtedly the most striking feature of this region; algae-inspired shades of green give the lake its name “The Jade Sea”. Lake Turkana is one the largest alkaline lakes in the world.