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Spectacular images of a rare solar eclipse

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Published : Aug 22, 2017, 10:53 am IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
A total solar eclipse occurs when a moon moves in between the sun and Earth, lasting up to three hours. This year’s solar eclipse was the first continent-wide eclipse that plunged various US cities into darkness. (photo: AFP)
A total solar eclipse occurs when a moon moves in between the sun and Earth, lasting up to three hours. This year’s solar eclipse was the first continent-wide eclipse that plunged various US cities into darkness. (photo: AFP)
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The moon is seen as it starts passing in front of the sun during a solar eclipse from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, in Washington on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
The moon is seen as it starts passing in front of the sun during a solar eclipse from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, in Washington on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
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The International Space Station is seen in silhouette as it transits the sun during a partial solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, near Banner, Wyo. (Joel Kowsky/NASA via AP)
The International Space Station is seen in silhouette as it transits the sun during a partial solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, near Banner, Wyo. (Joel Kowsky/NASA via AP)
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The moon is seen passing in front of the sun during a solar eclipse from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, in Washington on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
The moon is seen passing in front of the sun during a solar eclipse from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, in Washington on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
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The sun is shown just before a total eclipse by the moon, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, near Redmond, Ore. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The sun is shown just before a total eclipse by the moon, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, near Redmond, Ore. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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The moon covers the sun during a total eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, near Redmond, Ore. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The moon covers the sun during a total eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, near Redmond, Ore. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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The sun is shown approaching a total eclipse by the moon, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, near Redmond, Ore. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The sun is shown approaching a total eclipse by the moon, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, near Redmond, Ore. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Sun spots are visible as the sun emerges from a total eclipse by the moon, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, near Redmond, Ore. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Sun spots are visible as the sun emerges from a total eclipse by the moon, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, near Redmond, Ore. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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The International Space Station is silhouetted against the sun during a partial solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, as seen from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, in Washington. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
The International Space Station is silhouetted against the sun during a partial solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, as seen from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, in Washington. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
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