CU Sun as eclipse starts MS Scientific apparatus C.U. Sun during the exclipse MS. Elmolo children watching sun through filters ZOOM out cattle coming out for feeding C.U. Sun during eclipse C.U. as Sun disappears completely CU. Photographer CU. Sun during eclipse. Finest solar eclipse of the century.
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The sun total eclipse was best seen from African countries and scientists went there for better observation of phenomenon. CONCORDE was also put at scientists' disposal to follow phenomenon for a longer time. On the ground total eclipse lasted 7/8 minutes, whereas scientests aboard Concorde were able to follow it for more than 70 minutes. Coverage shows: in TCHAD (Fort Lamy) the arrival of Concorde after the observation of the eclipse, scientists out of aircraft. In MAURITANIA the phenomenon was still better seen and many turned out to see eclipse. In ATAR in the desert despite terrible heat scientists carried heavy equipment for their studies of observation. Main camp for scientists was AKJOUJT which is situated on route to ATAR and surrounded by mountains.