The Longest Solar Eclipse of the Century - The Big Picture

Earlier today, the moon passed directly in front of the sun, causing a total solar eclipse that crossed nearly half the Earth - through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China. It was the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting as much as 6 minutes and 39 seconds in a few areas. Despite cloudy skies in many of the populated areas in the path, millions of people gathered outside to gaze up and view this rare event. The Big Picture is on the scene.

The Longest Solar Eclipse of the Century - The Big Picture

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Comment by Kristine Allen on July 28, 2009 at 2:42am
hehe of course it was on my birthday, too bad it was across the earth from me!
Comment by rp {|} // .MrPresident___++ on July 22, 2009 at 8:36pm
I would love to catch one of these. I have only ever seen an eclipse of the moon...cool but not the same
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