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The next solar eclipse will be very soon

March 30 2006
06:07

On the eve of millions of people watched the first in the XXI century, the total solar eclipse. Bad weather prevented the residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg to see this natural phenomenon, but residents of the southern regions of Russia still saw in the Sun shadow of the moon. In the Caucasus region, our star was covered by 98 percent.

The maximum amount of time - seven minutes - a total eclipse of the Sun lasted in Egypt, Greece, Libya and Turkey, where even on this occasion was marked by the influx of tourists, according to NTV.

NASA has set their telescopes on the outskirts of Antalya, and even led a live broadcast of the eclipse on its Web site.

The eclipse begins with the right edge of the Sun. When the moon covers it completely, the sky appears the brightest stars and planets, and around the solar disk flashes lights - solar corona.

The next total solar eclipse will be seen on Aug. 1, 2008 - in Canada, Greenland, Siberia, Mongolia and northern China, the official website of the American space agency.

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