Thousands treated to total solar eclipse this morning


Millions of people were treated to a rare view of a solar eclipse this morning. Some thousands who could make it to northern Canada or central Russia, Mongolia or China got the full monty—a total eclipse lasting more than two minutes.

Here's's special report on today's eclipse. Update (8/1): View a slide show of the eclipse here.

For a replay of the eclipse as seen in China, go to this page set up by San Francisco's Exploratorium science museum, which sent an eclipse expedition to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China near the Mongolian border.

For views of the partial eclipse, visible from much of Europe and Asia, check out flickr and the eclipse page of Scientific American's German counterpart, Spektrum der Wissenschaft.

Image credit: Xinhua/Han Chuanhao




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