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Sandstorm Interrupts Hybrid Eclipse in Kenya

Sandstorm Interrupts Hybrid Eclipse in Kenya
01/07
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For the despair of astronomers, a sandstorm interrupts the total solar eclipse in Kenya.
Sandstorm Interrupts Hybrid Eclipse in Kenya
02/07
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The clouds clear for a brief moment allowing astronomers a glimpse over the eclipse at Lake Turkana, Kenya. A sudden sandstorm obscured most of the event.
Sandstorm Interrupts Hybrid Eclipse in Kenya
03/07
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For the despair of astronomers, a sandstorm interrupts the total solar eclipse at Lake Turkana, Kenya.
Sandstorm Interrupts Hybrid Eclipse in Kenya
04/07
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For the despair of astronomers, a sandstorm interrupts the total solar eclipse at Lake Turkana, Kenya.
Sandstorm Interrupts Hybrid Eclipse in Kenya
05/07
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An astronomer prepares to observe the hybrid total eclipse of the sun as a sandstorm approaches at Lake Turkana, Kenya.
Sandstorm Interrupts Hybrid Eclipse in Kenya
06/07
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Astronomers gather on the shores of Lake Turkana, Kenya to observe and photograph a total solar eclipse.
Sandstorm Interrupts Hybrid Eclipse in Kenya
07/07
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A photographer sets up his equipment just prior to the solar eclipse which was suddenly interrupted by a sandstorm.
  • Sandstorm Interrupts Hybrid Eclipse in Kenya
  • Sandstorm Interrupts Hybrid Eclipse in Kenya
  • Sandstorm Interrupts Hybrid Eclipse in Kenya
  • Sandstorm Interrupts Hybrid Eclipse in Kenya
  • Sandstorm Interrupts Hybrid Eclipse in Kenya
  • Sandstorm Interrupts Hybrid Eclipse in Kenya
  • Sandstorm Interrupts Hybrid Eclipse in Kenya
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Astronomers gathering on the shores of Lake Turkana to photograph the total eclipse were interrupted by a sudden sandstorm. The wind-whipped dust blotted out the sun. The sky was briefly visible through a break in the clouds.

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