The moon crossed the sun's path today and blocked out all but a sliver of light visible to those in Africa and Asia. The "annular eclipse," so called because it didn't block the sun completely, moved from Africa, through Chad, the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia and then reached its peak over the Indian Ocean, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It continued to Maldives, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and China.

The last total eclipse of the sun was visible in parts of Asia on July 22, 2009. 

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