Image Credit: AP

Image Credit: AP

Millions from India to China, got a rare treat yesterday, (July 22, 2009) they witnessed “the longest solar eclipse of the 21st century”. The totality (peak) lasted for 6 minutes and its path began in India and crossed through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar (Burma) and China.

For photos of the event go to,  SpaceWeather.com and ABC News they have slideshows of the eclipse . Looks like we will have to wait until 2017 for our turn, talk about being in the wrong place at wrong time.

North Americans must wait a bit longer for their chance at a total solar eclipse. On Aug. 21, 2017, the moon’s shadow will sweep coast to coast across the contiguous United States, from Oregon, southeastward to South Carolina. It will be the first total solar eclipse for the mainland U.S. since Feb. 26, 1979. 

 

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