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Amazing photos of solar eclipses

A partial "ring of fire" solar eclipse arced across the Australia, Indonesia and Hawaii Thursday, blotting out the sun and offering stunning views to skywatchers.

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May 10, 2013: A partial solar eclipse is seen through cloud at Sanur beach, Bali, Indonesia.
AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati

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May 10, 2013: The moon begins to cross in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse in Sydney.
AP Photo/Rick Rycroft

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May 10, 2013: A partial solar eclipse is seen at Sanur beach, Bali, Indonesia.
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May 10, 2013: A partial solar eclipse is seen through clouds over Sanur beach, Bali, Indonesia.
AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati

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May 10, 2013: The moon crosses in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse seen through an iron cross on a church in Sydney.
AP Photo/Rick Rycroft

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July 11: In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, the sun is covered by the moon during the solar eclipse, in Easter Island, Chile.

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July 11: Eclipse-chaser Bill Kramer took this amazing photo of the sun's corona during totality of the total solar eclipse from the deck of the cruise ship Paul Gaugin, which was sailing near Tahiti at the time. 

Source: Bill Kramer/Space.com

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July 11: Astronomer Constantinos Emmanouilidis, one of a team of astronomers who studied the total solar eclipse, took this video from Mangaia in the Cook Islands.

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July 11: The so-called Diamond Ring effect of the sun peeking a bit from behind the moon during a total solar eclipse was caught by eclipse-chaser Bill Kramer from the deck of the cruise ship Paul Gaugin, which was sailing near Tahiti at the time. 

Source: Bill Kramer/Space.com

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July 11: Daniel Fischer of the University of Bonn, Germany, took this stunning photo of the total solar eclipse from El Calafate, Argentina as the sun sets behind the Andes mountains.

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July 11: Stone statues known as Moais are pictured during the total solar eclipse in Easter Island, Chile, some 4,000 km (2,480 miles) west of the Chilean coast.

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July 11: The moon passes between the sun and the earth during a solar eclipse in Valparaiso City, 75 miles (121 km) northwest of Santiago. The effect was created by shooting part of the image through a piece of exposed X-ray film. 

Source: Reuters

Eclipse

July 11: The moon passes between the sun and the earth during a solar eclipse in Valparaiso City, 75 miles (121 km) northwest of Santiago.  The effect was created by shooting part of the image through a piece of exposed X-ray film. 

Source: Reuters

Solar Eclipse in Pakistan

July 22, 2009: A partial solar eclipse silhouettes birds surrounding a minaret of the shrine of Sufi Saint Bah-ud-din Zakria in Multan, Pakistan. The longest solar eclipse of the 21st century pitched a swath of Asia into near-darkness after dawn, as millions watched the once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon.

 

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Solar Eclipse in India

July 22, 2009: A total solar eclipse is seen in Baihata, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) west of Gauhati, India. The longest solar eclipse of the 21st century pitched a swath of Asia from India to China into near darkness as millions gathered to watch the phenomenon. 

 

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July 22, 2009: In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Baily's Beads of solar eclipse is seen in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, at 9:16 a.m. Hundreds of millions of people across China, India and Japan will witness the longest solar eclipse of the century. 

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July 22, 2009: A partial solar eclipse is seen at Tatsugou town in Amamioshima, southern Island of Japan,. The longest solar eclipse of the 21st century pitched a swath of Asia from India to China into near darkness as millions gathered in the open to watch the once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon.

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China Eclipse

July 22, 2009: In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, solar eclipse is seen in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, at 8:33 a.m. Scientists, students and nature enthusiasts gathered in open spaces in parts of India to watch the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, although heavy cloud cover and overnight rains threatened to spoil the party. 

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Amazing photos of solar eclipses

A partial "ring of fire" solar eclipse arced across the Australia, Indonesia and Hawaii Thursday, blotting out the sun and offering stunning views to skywatchers.

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