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In the moon’s shadow

Watch the Aug. 1 total solar eclipse as seen from China

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5:17pm, August 4, 2008
On August 1, the moon cast its shadow on Earth while passing directly between the planet and the sun during a total solar eclipse. For several minutes, the moon blocked the majority of the sun’s light.

The shadow of this particular eclipse swept across Earth in a slim path that stretched from northern Canada to northern China. People in parts of Canada, northern Greenland, the Arctic, central Russia, Mongolia and China watched as the sun seemed to disappear behind the moon. To watch a video of the total solar eclipse as seen from China, click here.

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