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September 24, 2018

Something To See: Eclipse Of The Sun


You couldn’t see it here, but it was impressive in Southeast Asia: A complete eclipse of the Sun, in which the moon slides perfectly between the Sun and the Earth, leaving a perfectly round corona of the Sun’s fire and a dark circle.

The eclipse lasted up to 6 minutes in some places.  No one reading this today will see the next eclipse predicted to last that long.  It will be in 2132.

We thought you might like to see some amateur pictures from the eclipse, courtesy of various photographers who post on Flickr.  Click the story to see more photos, a diagram of the path of the eclipse, and a composite photo that shows a giant shadow on the Orient, from space.

<br />Taken in Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China by <a href=

Taken in Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China by roger.badsoul, on Flickr.

<br />Taken in Dhaka, Bangladesh by photographer <a href=

Taken in Dhaka, Bangladesh by photographer [email protected], on Flickr.

<br />This photo appears to have been taken in the Phillippines by <a href=

This photo appears to have been taken in the Phillippines by Storm Crypt on Flickr.

<br />This photo was taken in Kanpur, India by <a href=

This photo was taken in Kanpur, India by the photographer Abhishek Singh aka Bailoo on Flickr.

<br />This photo was taken in Delhi, India by <a href=

This photo was taken in Delhi, India by the photographer Pranav Singh on Flickr.

<br />From NASA, the path of the solar eclipse takes it from India through the Far East and out over the southern Pacific Ocean.

From NASA, the path of the solar eclipse takes it from India through the Far East and out over the southern Pacific Ocean.

<br />One final photo, which isn't a photo at all, but a graphic created through the data captured during the eclipse by the Institute of Industrial Science & Earthquake Reserach Institute University of Tokyo, Japan.  The huge shadow in the upper left of the photo is the shadow created by the eclipse at that moment in time.

One final photo, which isn't a photo at all, but a graphic created through the data captured during the eclipse by the Institute of Industrial Science & Earthquake Reserach Institute University of Tokyo, Japan. The huge shadow in the upper left of the photo is the shadow created by the eclipse at that moment in time.

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