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  • Solar Eclipses Around the World

    A solar eclipse seen from Xiamen in southeastern China's Fujian province, May 21, 2012. Millions watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies late Sunday or early Monday, depending on their time zones.
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  • Solar Eclipses Around the World

    The sun is mostly obscured by the moon during an annular solar eclipse over Tokyo, Japan, May 21, 2012. During an annular eclipse, the moon is near the high point from Earth on its slightly-elliiptical orbit, so it does not completely cover the sun's disc.
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  • Solar Eclipses Around the World

    In this composite of five images, the moon appears to cover the sun during an annular eclipse of the sun, May 20, 2012 as seen from the Pueblo Bonito ancient building at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in Nageezi, Ariz.
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  • Solar Eclipses Around the World

    The moon appears to cover the sun during an annular eclipse of the sun May 20, 2012 as seen over the Pueblo Bonito ancient building at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in Nageezi, Ariz.
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  • Solar Eclipses Around the World

    A partial solar eclipse is seen at sunrise in the coastal town of Gumaca in the Philippines, southeast of Manila, May 21, 2012.
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  • Great shots of The Solar Eclipse

    The sun is seen mostly covered by the moon from Easter Island, 2,300 miles off the coast of Chile in the Pacific Ocean, on July 11, 2010.
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  • Great shots of The Solar Eclipse

    Annular eclipse, seen from Rameshwaram island, India on January 15, 2010. Annular eclipses happen when the moon, in its slightly elliptical orbit, is at its farthest from Earth. Its disc is not large enough then to block the sun completely. The result: a blindingly bright ring around the black disc of the moon.
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  • Great shots of The Solar Eclipse

    A woman uses a welder's visor to watch a partial solar eclipse on January 4, 2011 in Liptovsky Mikulas, central Slovakia.
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  • Great shots of The Solar Eclipse

    People watch an annular eclipse on January 15, 2010 at the central stadium of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, southern India.
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  • Great shots of The Solar Eclipse

    The annular eclipse of January 15, 2010, seen near the horizon from Zhengzhou, China. The eclipse was visible in a roughly 185-mile band running 8,000 miles across the globe.
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  • Great shots of The Solar Eclipse

    Thousands of Hindus pray and bathe along the banks of the River Varanasi as they wait for a total solar eclipse in the Indian city of Varanasi on July 22, 2009.
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  • Great shots of The Solar Eclipse

    People use heavily-filtered glasses to watch the annular eclipse of January 15, 2010 from Hyderabad, India.
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  • Great shots of The Solar Eclipse

    The shadow of the moon could be seen from space, darkening part of the earth during a solar eclipse on Aug. 11, 1999. The shadow moved across the Earth at about 1,200 miles per hour.
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  • Great shots of The Solar Eclipse

    A woman uses eye protection to look at a partial solar eclipse in the sky on January 4, 2011 in the town of Givatayim, Israel.
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  • Great shots of The Solar Eclipse

    A picture taken on January 4, 2011 shows a partial solar eclipse over Sofia, Bulgaria.
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  • Solar Eclipse: Darkness at Midday

    The solar corona appears on July 22, 2009 during the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, as seen from the Pacific Ocean in the maximum totality region.
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