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Solar eclipses that turned Earth dark

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Published : Aug 21, 2017, 10:42 am IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
Through the ages, the moon had awe-inspired millions by casting its shadow on the planet earth.
Through the ages, the moon had awe-inspired millions by casting its shadow on the planet earth.
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Eclipse watchers squint through protective film as they view a partial eclipse of the sun from the top deck of New York's Empire State Building on Aug. 31, 1932. (Photo: AP)
Eclipse watchers squint through protective film as they view a partial eclipse of the sun from the top deck of New York's Empire State Building on Aug. 31, 1932. (Photo: AP)
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US President Herbert Hoover looks at the solar eclipse from his office, Aug. 31, 1932. (Photo: AP)
US President Herbert Hoover looks at the solar eclipse from his office, Aug. 31, 1932. (Photo: AP)
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Steve Spalding of Chattanooga, Tenn., squints through the viewfinder of a movie camera to record the solar eclipse in Valdosta, Ga., March 7, 1970. (Photo: AP)
Steve Spalding of Chattanooga, Tenn., squints through the viewfinder of a movie camera to record the solar eclipse in Valdosta, Ga., March 7, 1970. (Photo: AP)
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Goldendale, Wash., Feb. 26, 1979 (Photo: AP)
Goldendale, Wash., Feb. 26, 1979 (Photo: AP)
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View of shadow of the moon darkening a part of Earth, taken from the Mir space station in 1999. (Photo: NASA)
View of shadow of the moon darkening a part of Earth, taken from the Mir space station in 1999. (Photo: NASA)
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