PHOTOS: Solar Eclipse Seen Around the World August 1

PHOTOS: Solar Eclipse Seen Around the World August 1, 2008
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A girl safely watches a partial solar eclipse through a telescope in Kiel, Germany, on Friday, August 1, 2008.

About 25 percent of all solar eclipses are total eclipses, and there are about seven of these a decade. But at any given location, a total eclipse will be visible only about once every 375 years—making today's sky show a once-in-a-lifetime event for many.

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