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Amazing Solar Eclipse Pictures from Around the World

Partial Solar Eclipse at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germay

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The beginning of a partial solar eclipse on March 20, 2015, seen from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Partial Solar Eclipse at Munich, Germany

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A dove photobombed this picture of the partial solar eclipse of March 20, 2015, in this image taken from Munich, Germany.

Partial Eclipse near Penzance, England

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The moon crosses the sun causing a partial eclipse, viewed here above St. Michael's Mount on March 20, 2015, near Penzance, England.

Partial Solar Eclipse at Northampton, England

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A partial solar eclipse is seen over Northamptonshire on March 20, 2015, in Northampton, England.

Totality at Palm Cove, Australia

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

Total Solar Eclipse from Palembang

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A total solar eclipse is seen from the city of Palembang on March 9, 2016, in Palembang, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia. The total solar eclipse was celebrated in the region with parties, colorful tribal rituals and Muslim prayers.

Moon Traversing the Sun


The Hinode satellite captured images of the moon traversing the face of the sun during a total solar eclipse of July 22, 2009. The path of the moon's umbral shadow began in India and crossed through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China. A partial eclipse was seen over a much broader area that included most of eastern Asia, Indonesia and the Pacific Ocean.

Lunar Transit


NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) saw a lunar transit — when the moon passes between the spacecraft and the sun — on Aug. 2, 2016, from 7:13 a.m. to 8:08 a.m. EDT. In this way, the SDO enjoys solar eclipses that are not always visible on Earth. Credit: NASA/SDO

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