Sunday's Solar Eclipse As Seen From Around The World [SLIDESHOW]

November 4, 2013 8:28 AM

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Sunday's Solar Eclipse As Seen From Around The World [SLIDESHOW]

Many on the East Coast of the United States, including New Jersey and New York, were unable to view the solar eclipse due to cloudy conditions but the weather cooperated for other people around the world. As noted by the BBC, Africa had the best vantage point of Sunday's solar eclipse with the greatest visbility in Gabon. The hybrid eclipse started out as an annular eclipse, with the moon blocking out a portion of the sun, before turning into a total eclipse. The solar eclipse did not last long -- around 45 minutes, with totality lasting less than two minutes -- but it did leave some lasting impressions. features photos of the total eclipse as seen from an airplane.

According to NASA, the solar eclipse began about 621 miles east of Jacksonville, Fla., continuing across the Atlantic Ocean before reaching Africa. The hybrid solar eclipse had a narrow window of visibility but the partial eclipse, with the sun looking like a crescent, could be seen in Canada, South...

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