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South Americans marvel at total solar eclipse

La Higuera - A rare total solar eclipse plunged a vast swath of Latin America's southern cone into darkness Tuesday, briefly turning day into night and enthralling huge crowds in much of Chile and Argentina.

'Blood moon' eclipse delights young Kenyans

"Mars, Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus -- Mercury, that's the one I really wanted to see," said Chu Owen as he used an app on his mobile phone to locate planets above."It's the planets I'm really excited to see.

Red planet and 'blood moon' pair up to dazzle skygazers

Paris - The longest "blood moon" eclipse this century will coincide with Mars' closest approach in 15 years on Friday to offer skygazers a thrilling astronomical double bill.

Red planet and 'blood moon' pair up to dazzle skygazers

Paris - The longest "blood moon" eclipse this century will coincide with Mars' closest approach in 15 years to offer skygazers a thrilling astronomical double bill on Friday, astronomers say.

Total solar eclipse mesmerizes America

Charleston - Sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America Monday as the Sun vanished behind the Moon in a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century.

How to safely watch an eclipse

Miami - Everyone who plans to look skyward when the solar eclipse sweeps across the United States on Monday should have the proper protective eyewear, or risk lasting blind spots, experts warn.Regular sunglasses will not do, the US space agency says.

Eclipse-chasers trot the globe, addicted to Moon's shadow

Miami - Eclipse-chasers are a dedicated crew of scientists who travel the globe to catch a few moments in eerie darkness, and even after seeing dozens of eclipses, they say they can't get enough.

Rare US total solar eclipse excites Americans coast-to-coast

Washington - For the first time in almost a century the United States is preparing for a coast-to-coast solar eclipse, a rare celestial event millions of Americans, with caution, will be able to observe.

Total solar eclipse sweeps across Indonesia

Ternate - A total solar eclipse swept across the vast Indonesian archipelago on Wednesday, marked by ecstatic sky gazers cheering the spectacle, devout Muslims kneeling in prayer and tribespeople performing rituals.

Total solar eclipse sweeps across Indonesia

Ternate - A total solar eclipse swept across the vast Indonesian archipelago on Wednesday, marked by ecstatic sky gazers cheering the spectacle, devout Muslims kneeling in prayer and tribespeople performing rituals.

Total solar eclipse sweeps across Indonesia

Ternate - A total solar eclipse swept across the vast Indonesian archipelago on Wednesday, marked by ecstatic sky gazers cheering the spectacle, devout Muslims kneeling in prayer and tribespeople performing rituals.

Indonesia to mark eclipse with tribal rituals, prayers

Jakarta - A total solar eclipse will sweep across the vast Indonesian archipelago this week, witnessed by hordes of sky gazers and marked by parties, colourful tribal rituals and Muslim prayers.

Skygazers treated to rare combined 'super blood moon' and eclipse

Washington - Skygazers were treated to a rare astronomical event Monday when a "supermoon" and lunar eclipse combined for the first time in decades, showing Earth's satellite bathed in blood-red light.

Magical views from top of the world for solar eclipse

Longyearbyen - All eyes were turned to the heavens early Friday for a solar eclipse offering spectacular views from selected airplane seats, European countries with clear skies and a remote Arctic archipelago.

Total eclipse of the sun will be seen over Europe on March 20

London - Europe will experience a major solar eclipse event on the morning of 20 March. The eclipse of the sun by the moon to be seen across Europe will be the biggest solar eclipse event on the continent since August 1999.

How to watch this week's incredible solar eclipse

A partial solar eclipse, like the one happening this Thursday, will not be visible from across the entire US again until the year 2023. Since the next one is nearly a decade away, you'll want to get the most out of this one.

'Blood moon' awes sky watchers in Americas and Asia

Washington - Stargazers in the Americas and Asia were treated to a lunar eclipse Wednesday, a celestial show that bathed the moon in a reddish tint to create a "blood moon.

USA should be prime viewing for Tuesday's red moon

There's going to be a red moon rising over North America early Tuesday morning, only it's not exactly red but only looks that way.

Americas to get glimpse of total lunar eclipse

Washington - A total lunar eclipse, the first since December 2011, will take place Tuesday with the Americas best placed to get a glimpse.

Video: Australia treated to 'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse

People in northern Australia experienced a real treat late on Thursday when they witnessed a rare annular solar eclipse, or "Ring of Fire."

Time lapse video, photos of Australian total solar eclipse

Cairns - Residents and tourists in Australia came out in mass to view the last total solar eclipse visible in the country until 2028. Another total solar eclipse will not be visible anywhere in the world until 2015.

Watch online: Total solar eclipse in northern Australia, Tuesday

Cairns - A total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from Earth this week in northeastern Australia. Residents in Cairns, Queensland, will see a total eclipse in which the Moon completely covers the Sun for two minutes in the eastern sky, shortly after sunrise.

Lunar eclipse visible from western North America on Saturday

Skywatchers in western North American who rise early on Saturday will get a chance to see this month’s total lunar eclipse. A total lunar eclipse will be visible in the early morning hours on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Toronto witnesses rare total lunar eclipse Special

This morning, people in Toronto experienced a rare event: a total lunar eclipse on the same day as the winter solstice. Only once before has this happened in the past 2,000 years, on Dec. 21, 1638.

Actor Robert Pattinson talks about his role in 'Eclipse' Special

With 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' finally hitting screens across North America, Rob Pattinson, the British actor who portrays the romantic vampire Edward Cullen, offers insights into his character and into his own personal psyche.

Kristen Stewart reveals Bella's total 'Eclipse' of the heart Special

After portraying Bella, the shy, determined, teenage girl in love with a vampire in two previous cinematic outings, Twilight and New Moon, actress Kristen Stewart has returned to the screen for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, playing a more mature Bella.

Twilight actor talks of cast’s fierce fitness rivalry

There’s fierce competition among the male members of the cast of the Twilight series of movies as to who can get the fittest, according to one of them.

Next in line: A lunar eclipse

After the solar eclipse, a partial lunar eclipse is awaited on august 17th, visible from Asia, South America, Europe and Australia.

A Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun on August 1

The first total solar eclipse in two years will take place on August 1. This will only be for parts of the world, other parts will see a partial eclipse.

Alsa Eclipse: Color Changing Paint

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Total Solar Eclipse 1999
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The lunar eclipse on Dec. 21, 3 am ET
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