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A partial solar eclipse is seen just after sunrise over Queens across the East River in New York. (Nov. 3, 2013)

Solar eclipse seen around the world

A total eclipse was seen sweeping east across Africa. Other locations could see a partial eclipse.

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A cloud layer partially obstructs a view of the moon passing in front of the sun in this partial solar eclipse in New York. The partial solar eclipse was visible in the sky over much of the eastern United States. (Nov. 3, 2013)

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The moon crosses in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse as seen from the Givatayim Observatory, near Tel Aviv, Israel. A rare solar eclipse swept across parts of the United States, Africa and Europe. (Nov. 3, 2013)

The moon crosses in front of the sun
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The moon crosses in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse as seen from the Givatayim Observatory, near Tel Aviv, Israel. People gathered at the Israeli Astronomical Association center to watch the partial solar eclipse. (Nov. 3, 2013)

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A partial solar eclipse is seen just after
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A partial solar eclipse is seen just after sunrise over Queens across the East River in New York. (Nov. 3, 2013)

A partial solar eclipse is seen in Nairobi,
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A partial solar eclipse is seen in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya boasts that it is one of the best locations in the world to view this hybrid solar eclipse, which according to scientists is a rare occurrence. The total phase of the solar eclipse will be very brief and will be seen in Kenya for only 15 seconds. (Nov. 3, 2013)

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A young boy looks through binoculars fitted with homemade filters to catch a glimpse of a solar eclipse outside Lisbon's Astronomical Observatory. Clouds moving over the city allowed only brief views of the eclipse, which in southern Europe was partial. The total eclipse was seen sweeping east across Africa. (Nov. 3, 2013)

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Clouds are reflected on the glass of a telescope as people wait to catch a glimpse of a solar eclipse outside Lisbon's Astronomical Observatory. Clouds moving over the city allowed only brief views of the eclipse, which in southern Europe was partial. The total eclipse was seen sweeping east across Africa. (Nov. 3, 2013)

The moon crosses in front of the sun
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The moon crosses in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse in Madrid, Spain. Clouds moving over the city allowed only brief views of the eclipse, which in southern Europe was partial. The total eclipse was seen sweeping east across Africa. (Nov. 3, 2013)

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This picture shows a rare hybrid solar eclipse
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This picture shows a rare hybrid solar eclipse through clouds from Tenerife, Canary Islands. A rare solar eclipse swept across parts of Africa, Europe and the United States as the moon blocked the sun either fully or partially, depending on the location. The width of the shadow of the eclipse was 58 kilometers and the maximum duration of totality -- the maximum time that the moon covered the sun completely -- was 1 minute, 40 seconds on the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife. (Nov. 3, 2013)

People gather around telescopes trying to catch a
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People gather around telescopes trying to catch a glimpse of a solar eclipse outside Lisbon's Astronomical Observatory. Clouds moving over the city allowed only brief views of the eclipse, which in southern Europe was partial. The total eclipse was seen sweeping east across Africa. (Nov. 3, 2013)

Solar Eclipse from Osprey Point in Mastic Beach.

reader photosbayfolks1Solar Eclipse from Osprey Point in Mastic Beach.

Solar eclipse from Osprey Point in Mastic Beach.

reader photosbayfolks1Solar eclipse from Osprey Point in Mastic Beach.

Partial solar eclipse at sunrise taken from Field

reader photosgeojbb88Partial solar eclipse at sunrise taken from Field 6 at Jones Beach.

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