Niger, 2006

We visited Niger in March, 2006 to observe a total solar eclipse on the fringe of the Sahara Desert in a region called the Erg of Tenere. Our visit started in Agadez in north central Niger and we headed into the Air Mountains to the north to ride camels for a few days. We then headed east to rendezvous with the path of a total solar eclipse on March 29th near the salt mines of Bilma, observing about 4 minutes of totality. We returned to Agadez for the trip home.

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The Grand Mosque in Agadez
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Street Vendors in Agadez
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Souleymane's Wife and Friend
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Tuareg Woman and Girls
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Village Well
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Tuareg Woman selling goat cheese
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Spring near Timia
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Fetching water near Assode
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Ludlow
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Well near Assode
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Lunch spot
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Wadi Zagado
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Playing a Tuareg game around the camp fire
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Dan and Spot
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Riding Camels
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Pris, Elizabeth and Peggy on Camels
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Lunch Spot in the Desert
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Dan and Skip riding Camels
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Souleymane Climbing a Dune
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Leading the Camels up a Dune
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Sand Dunes
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Flanks of Takolakouzet
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Arakau
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Climbing the High Dune
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Skip Looking over the Takolokouzet Crater
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View from Arakau
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Patterns in the Sand
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Crater dunes
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Riding camels across the crater
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Skip and Souleymane
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Camel Driver with his camel
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Giraffe Rock Art
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Snake
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Marc in a Sand Storm
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Walking the streets of Dirkout
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Salt mines near Bilma
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Camel Salt
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Oasis at Bilma
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Our crew ready to watch the eclipse
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Solar Eclipse
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Totality
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3rd contact!
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Tenere cruisers!
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Stuck in the Tenere
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L'Arbre Tenere
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Grand Mosque Agadez
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Agadez from the Grand Mosque Tower
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Last evening in Agadez
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Our Tuareg staff
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GPS track








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