Feb 2017 Annular Eclipse Live from Angola
Our next Global Communication and Science project will be taking place in Angola. We'll be in Huambo, Angola's 2nd largest city, where there will be an annular solar eclipse on February 26, 2017.
timeanddate.com sponsors Angolan eclipse project
The Instituto Superior de Ciências de Educação do Huambo (ISCED) will be our hosts. We're organising a range of educational and public outreach activities to mark the eclipse, and we're very grateful to the wonderful team at ISCED, lead by the brilliant Professor Mário José da Costa Rodrigues.
Steffen Thorsen, the Chief Executive Officer of Time and Date AS (the company that manages timeanddate.com), says:
“We are very excited about this collaboration and are inspired by Graham Jones’s efforts to educate and reach out to the people of Angola. Timeanddate.com will expand these local efforts globally by presenting people worldwide with free live images of this solar eclipse, in addition to all the eclipse information already available on our website.
People everywhere will be able to follow the annular eclipse in Angola as it happens, and we hope to inspire people of all ages about the wonders of eclipses.”
According to statistics from Alexa, Quantcast and Compete, timeanddate.com is easily the biggest time and date-related website in the world. The website also offers excellent coverage on eclipses, both solar and lunar. You’ll find maps of eclipse paths, animations of what the eclipses look like from over 5000 locations worldwide, and when they start and end in different cities.
The website also offers in-depth articles and infographics on the science of eclipses and have gathered data for all eclipses on all continents from 1900 to 2199. According to media reviews, it is also the best: “timeanddate.com is a brilliant resource,” says BBC News.Graham Jones is a British astrophysicist and language teacher based in Japan; he began the “Global Communication and Science” educational program in 2015.