This eclipse was classified as a hybrid eclipse because it started out as an annular eclipse and became a total eclipse over equatorial Africa
The acceleration of the object equals the gravitational acceleration in vacuum. The mass, size, and shape of the object are not a factor in describing the motion of the object. So all objects, regardless of size or shape or weight, free fall with the same acceleration. Thus in a vacuum, a beach ball falls at the same rate as an airliner!