Monday, July 12, 2010

SOLAR ECLIPSE|July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse|Total Solar Eclipse|Solar Eclipse 2010
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, blotting out some or all of the sun. The moon blocks the light from the sun and casts a shadow on Earth. Last year's total solar eclipse — the longest one of the 21st century — fell over a wide swath of Asia. This year, a total solar eclipse on July 11 has the potential to give some ground-based observers a stunning five-minute celestial show. The eclipse has been seen in person only along a narrow slice of the Southern Hemisphere. Total eclipse thrills South Pacific skywatchers. Sun turns dark amid cloudy skies over Easter Island. Read further:

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