Southern Africa's 2002 Eclipse

The Day the Moon Ate the Sun

Brian Jones


  • amaBooks
  • Bulawayo
  • 2002
  • English
  • Paperback
  • 22 pages

The book is out of print.


The Day the Moon Ate the Sun was written specifically for the 4 December 2002 total eclipse of the sun in Zimbabwe. The book will appeal to those who viewed the eclipse and to those who wish to learn more about it. It is intended for both keen astronomers and those whose interest has been stimulated for the first time by this exciting natural phenomena. It also explains how eclipses occur and gives a background to the astronomy of the sun, the earth and the moon.


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Brian Jones. Brian is Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics at the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo. He is one of the directors of amaBooks.