The president of Uganda His Excellence Yoweri Kagutta Museveni, with his ministers and thousands of Ugandan plus hundreds of tourists gathered at Owiny Primary School to view the total hybrid solar eclipse 2013
A number of tour agents where present as this event was themed for the preservation and conservation of wildlife. With Uganda’s unique flora and fauna, the President urged tourist to make Uganda their favorite destination around the world. He also added that peace is essential in promoting tourism. Highlighting Uganda’s endless endowments as he appealed particularly to foreign tourists, Museveni assured the world of peace and stability in the country.
The eclipse took place at 5:23pm lasted for about 1:15 minutes when it became totally dark. The hybrid eclipse is the rarest of the four types. It changes from an annular to total eclipse along the path. It occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun and cast a shadow on the surface of the earth.
While the president and his crew not to mention tourists view the eclipse through proper glasses/shades. The rest of Ugandans improvised, from seeing it through a digital camera to films and paper holes.
Fred Jachan Omach, the MP of Pakwach district said was privileged by the occurrence ad was happy to host the president as well as fellow MP in his district.
According to scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, only seven of its kind has occurred since the beginning of the year 1A. D and the next is hybrid eclipse is projected to occur on June 3, 2114.