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Solar eclipse

BEIJING - JANUARY 15: The moon begins to obstruct the view of the sun from earth during a soloar eclipse at the Tian'anmen Square on January 15, 2010 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province of China. The eclipse, which first became visible in Tamil Nadu city of Kanyakumari, is predicted to be the longest of its kind for the next 1000 years. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

Spectacular solar eclipses

Skygazers across the Australian Outback were among the lucky few to witness a solar eclipse on Friday as the moon glided between Earth and the sun, blocking everything but a dazzling "ring of fire."