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Solar eclipse

Two men sit on a bridge to watch an annular solar eclipse in Zhengzhou, Henan province, January 15, 2010. The longest, ring-like solar eclipse of the millennium started on Friday, with astronomers saying the Maldives was the best place to view the phenomenon that will not happen again for over 1,000 years. REUTERS/Donald Chan (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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."