PHOTOS: Solar Eclipse Seen Around the World August 1

PHOTOS: Solar Eclipse Seen Around the World August 1, 2008
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August 1, 2008—During Friday morning's rare total solar eclipse, light from the sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, makes silhouettes of a man and camel in China's Gansu Province (solar eclipse facts).

The first dark signs of Friday's solar eclipse occurred early over the Canadian Arctic. The moon's shadow then arced eastward across Greenland, central Mongolia, and finally China.

The eclipse reached totality—when the sun is completely hidden by the moon—for a little over two minutes. (Get the facts behind the August 1 total solar eclipse.)

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