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Amazing Solar Eclipse Pictures from Around the World

Annular Cclipse from Grand Canyon National Park

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The annular eclipse of May 20, 2012, photographed from Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Differing from a total solar eclipse, the moon in an annular eclipse appears too small to cover the sun completely, leaving a "ring of fire" around the moon.

Sun Spots

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Sun spots are visible in this snapshot during the annular solar eclipse of May 20, 2012, viewed from Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

Partial Solar Eclipse from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

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In this composite image, the moon passes between the sun and the Earth to create a partial solar eclipse on March 20, 2015, viewed from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Total Solar Eclipse in Palm Cove, Australia

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Totality is seen during the solar eclipse on Nov. 14, 2012, in Palm Cove, Australia.

Totality in Palm Cove

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Totality, or the time when the moon completely covers the disk of the sun, is seen here during the total solar eclipse of Nov. 14, 2012, from Palm Cove, Australia.

Total Solar Eclipse in Palm Cove, Australia

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The solar eclipse of Nov. 14, 2012, is seen nearing totality from Palm Cove, Australia.

Near Totality in Palm Cove

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The total solar eclipse of Nov. 14, 2012, near totality in this image from Palm Cove, Australia.

Moment of Totality

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The sky darkens similar to twilight during the moment of totality, captured in this photo on Nov. 14, 2012, in Palm Cove, Australia.

Moon Shadow

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The moon's shadow begins to drape across the landscape moments before totality in this image of the Nov. 14, 2012, total solar eclipse, taken in Palm Cove, Australia.

Partial Solar Eclipse in Arlington, Virgina

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A partial solar eclipse is visible just before sunset on Oct. 23, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia.

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