Today Zimbabwe ,Harare experienced a partial solar eclipse showing amazing images which were sent to this publication .Solar eclipses happen when the moon moves between sun and earth, blocking the sun’s rays and casting a shadow on earth.A partial solar eclipses is said to occur when the moon does not completely cover the sun’s disc and casts only its penumbra on earth. The penumbra is said to be the outermost and the lightest part of the moon’s shadow. Only part of the sun’s light is blocked in places on earth where the Moon’s penumbra falls. The sun’s disc is partly visible.
As this occurence coincided with the lies about president Robert Mugabe’s death as published by an online publication Zimeye, some Zimbabweans believed that the eclipse was a sign of the shadow that had fallen on the president’s life .The following day Mugabe who is said to have travelled to Dubai surfaced in Harare .