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Here the group have stopped at the tunnels under the Soutpansberg mountains en route to Tshipise. Pulane is on the far right.
At the start of the eclipse at Tshipise the group rather optimistically aim their eclipse viewers in the direction of the cloud-covered Sun.
Now just before totality, it has become quite dark, and the flash is needed for the camera to cope with the low light level.
Another view of the dim light shortly before totality.
Totality! The clouds parted just as totality began, enabling viewers to see the "diamond ring" effect at second contact. Here the flash struggles to show more than the white Tee shirts of the excited viewers, it is so dark.
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