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Millions gaze as rare eclipse crosses Asia

Millions of Asians watched as a rare “ring of fire” eclipse crossed their skies early on Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. It will move across the Pacific and also be seen in parts of the ... Read More »

NASA’s sun-watching telescope sees solar eclipse

There was a solar eclipse Tuesday, but it was only visible from space. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught spectacular views of the moon passing between the Earth and the sun, appearing to take a bite out of the fiery star. Mission officials called it a Pac-Man sun in a post to @Camilla_SDO, the Twitter account of SDO’s mascot. SDO sees ... Read More »

Early partial solar eclipse for 2011

Tuesday will witness the first partial solar eclipse of 2011.People standing across a great swathe of the Earth’s surface will see the Moon take a big bite out of the Sun.For north Africa and much of Europe, the event starts at sunrise, whereas in central Russia and northwest China, the spectacle occurs at sunset.Northeast Sweden should get the best experience. ... Read More »