The longest solar eclipse of the century.Presentation Transcript
In this handout image provided by National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, the sun's corona is clearly visible during the solar eclipse, seen near Iwojima Island, Tokyo, Japan.
People watch the solar eclipse on the peak of Malu Mountain in Liuzhou, China . A total solar eclipse covered a narrow path across Asia, where it darkened skies for millions of people for more than six minutes in some places.
A man reacts while watching the solar eclipse with a pair of protective glasses in Taipei.
An aircraft flies past the sun during a solar eclipse above New Delhi, India
Hindu devotees observe a solar eclipse through specially-designed viewing glasses as they take holy dips in the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Sarawati River, in Allahabad, India,
A partial solar eclipse is seen as an internally displaced man loads his belongings onto the back of a truck before departing from the UNHCR YarHussain camp in pakistan'sSwabidistrict.
Hindu devotees gather along the banks of the River Ganges to watch the total solar eclipse in the northern Indian city of Varanasi
A partial solar eclipse is seen near the minaret of a mosque in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Children watch a solar eclipse through protective glasses outside a planetarium in Taipei, Taiwan.
The roof of the Yellow Crane Tower is silhouetted below a partial solar eclipse in Wuhan, Hubei province, China
Taiwanese spectators spell out a message made from tiny pinhole projections of the partial solar eclipse outside the astrological museum in Taipei, Taiwan
A partial solar eclipse is seen beyond a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the southern Indian city of Chennai, India.
South Korean student Jo Sang-young watches the solar eclipse through a stack of sunglasses at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.
The moon passes between the sun and the earth, nearing a total solar eclipse, as seen in Changsha, Hunan province, China.
A man continues his chore - emptying a rubbish bin in front of the world's largest stone Buddha statue - despite the darkness of the total solar eclipse above the city of Leshan, Sichuan province, China.
The sun's edge, or limb, peeks out from behind the moon during a total solar eclipse above Varanasi, India.
People congregate on the banks of the River Ganges watching a total solar eclipse in Varanasi, India.
A red crescent of sun is visible during a total solar eclipse seen above Varanasi, India.
Much of the sun's corona becomes visible as the moon passes between the sun and the earth during a total solar eclipse, seen above Varanasi, India,
Buildings in the Shanghai Bund, seen on the banks of the Huangpu River just before a total solar eclipse on July 22, 2009. A few minutes later, Shanghai was plunged into darkness in the shadow of the moon.
People use their mobile phones to take photos as they join thousands of people along the Ganges river to watch a solar eclipse in the Indian city of Varanasi.
People watch the solar eclipse at Dhulia Gach village, 57 km (35 mi) south of the eastern Indian city of Siliguri.
A statue of Chairman Mao Zedong is silhouetted against a partial solar eclipse in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.
A partial solar eclipse is seen behind the TajMahal in the northern Indian city of Agra.
A boy uses a piece of smoked glass to observe a solar eclipse in Tianjin municipality, China.
A dinosaur sculpture situated outside a themed restaurant is silhouetted against a partial solar eclipse in Taipei, Taiwan.
A family tries to capture a solar eclipse with their mobile phone cameras at the national parliament complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
A bird flies past a partial solar eclipse, seen behind one of the domes of the Golden Temple - the Sikhs holiest shrine - in Amritsar, India.
A photographer takes pictures of a solar eclipse through exposed X-ray film during sunrise in New DelhiA photographer takes pictures of a solar eclipse through exposed X-ray film during sunrise in New Delhi.
A partial solar eclipse is seen through the window panels of the Taoyuan International Airport in Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Residents listen to an expert from a science and technology museum give a talk during a partial eclipse in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, China.
Girls try out a pair of protective eyewear during a solar eclipse viewing event at the national parliament complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
A partial solar eclipse is seen through clouds in Hyderabad, Pakistan.