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Pics of the Longest Solar Eclipse of the Century 97

Vinod writes "Yesterday thousands of people around Asia witnessed the longest solar eclipse of the century. Although it was not clearly visible in some parts due to overcast weather, thousands of people gathered to view this spectacular event. Yesterday's solar eclipse lasted for 6 to 7 minutes, making it the longest solar eclipse of the century. Here is a collection of 33 beautiful images of the solar eclipse from around the world."
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Pics of the Longest Solar Eclipse of the Century

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  • Re:Oh really? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by funkatron ( 912521 ) on Thursday July 23, 2009 @09:16AM (#28794951)
    Even tho it's early in the century, it might well be the longest eclipse of the century. I imagine that the calculations to predict eclipses and their duration would be relatively straightforward by modern standards. You probably wouldn't even need to take relativity into account.
  • Re:Lunar Shadow (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Samgilljoy ( 1147203 ) on Thursday July 23, 2009 @12:11PM (#28797239)
    Religion doesn't have to make sense; it just has to keep you in your place. Then again, governments use the same tactic: "There's a threat, an invisible threat, your freedom must be restricted. See? You weren't harmed by the threat only I can see. I saved you. Now, go back to work."

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