The longest solar eclipse of the century.

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The longest solar eclipse of the century.

  1. 1. In this handout image provided by National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, the sun&apos;s corona is clearly visible during the solar eclipse, seen near Iwojima Island, Tokyo, Japan.<br />
  2. 2. 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.<br />
  3. 3. A man reacts while watching the solar eclipse with a pair of protective glasses in Taipei.<br />
  4. 4. An aircraft flies past the sun during a solar eclipse above New Delhi, India<br />
  5. 5. 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,<br />
  6. 6. 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&apos;sSwabidistrict.<br />
  7. 7. Hindu devotees gather along the banks of the River Ganges to watch the total solar eclipse in the northern Indian city of Varanasi <br />
  8. 8. A partial solar eclipse is seen near the minaret of a mosque in Rawalpindi, Pakistan<br />
  9. 9. Children watch a solar eclipse through protective glasses outside a planetarium in Taipei, Taiwan.<br />
  10. 10. The roof of the Yellow Crane Tower is silhouetted below a partial solar eclipse in Wuhan, Hubei province, China<br />
  11. 11. Taiwanese spectators spell out a message made from tiny pinhole projections of the partial solar eclipse outside the astrological museum in Taipei, Taiwan<br />
  12. 12. A partial solar eclipse is seen beyond a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the southern Indian city of Chennai, India.<br />
  13. 13. South Korean student Jo Sang-young watches the solar eclipse through a stack of sunglasses at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.<br />
  14. 14. The moon passes between the sun and the earth, nearing a total solar eclipse, as seen in Changsha, Hunan province, China.<br />
  15. 15. A man continues his chore - emptying a rubbish bin in front of the world&apos;s largest stone Buddha statue - despite the darkness of the total solar eclipse above the city of Leshan, Sichuan province, China.<br />
  16. 16. The sun&apos;s edge, or limb, peeks out from behind the moon during a total solar eclipse above Varanasi, India.<br />
  17. 17. People congregate on the banks of the River Ganges watching a total solar eclipse in Varanasi, India.<br />
  18. 18. A red crescent of sun is visible during a total solar eclipse seen above Varanasi, India.<br />
  19. 19. Much of the sun&apos;s corona becomes visible as the moon passes between the sun and the earth during a total solar eclipse, seen above Varanasi, India,<br />
  20. 20. 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.<br />
  21. 21. 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.<br />
  22. 22. People watch the solar eclipse at Dhulia Gach village, 57 km (35 mi) south of the eastern Indian city of Siliguri.<br />
  23. 23. A statue of Chairman Mao Zedong is silhouetted against a partial solar eclipse in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.<br />
  24. 24. A partial solar eclipse is seen behind the TajMahal in the northern Indian city of Agra. <br />
  25. 25. A boy uses a piece of smoked glass to observe a solar eclipse in Tianjin municipality, China. <br />
  26. 26. A dinosaur sculpture situated outside a themed restaurant is silhouetted against a partial solar eclipse in Taipei, Taiwan.<br />
  27. 27. A family tries to capture a solar eclipse with their mobile phone cameras at the national parliament complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh.<br />
  28. 28. 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.<br />
  29. 29. 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.<br />
  30. 30. A partial solar eclipse is seen through the window panels of the Taoyuan International Airport in Taoyuan, Taiwan.<br />
  31. 31. 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.<br />
  32. 32. Girls try out a pair of protective eyewear during a solar eclipse viewing event at the national parliament complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh.<br />
  33. 33. A partial solar eclipse is seen through clouds in Hyderabad, Pakistan.<br />
  34. 34. Picturesfrom<br />http://www.boston.com/<br />

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