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  Summary: The Moon passed directly in front of the sun on August 1, 2008, producing a total eclipse in northern Canada, Greenland, Siberia, Mongolia and China. A partial eclipse was widely observed from three continents, including the Maine corner of North America, almost all of Europe and Asia. [details]
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Phebe Pan,
Jinta, Jiuquan, Gansu, China
Aug. 1, 2008
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I used Canon PowerShot A610 to shoot the Solar Eclipse--including a special present to the Beijing Olympic Games.

Tunç Tezel,
Novosibirsk, Russia
Aug. 1, 2008

This is a time lapse series of Baily's Beads in the last 5 seconds leading to the second contact of the total solar eclipse, as seen from near Novosibirsk. Russia.

Photo details: 8" Meade LX10 SCT, Canon EOS 5D camera at ISO 400 and 12 exposures of 1/2000 seconds each.

Roger Rønning,
Jessheim, Akershus, Norway
Aug. 1, 2008
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The clouds made it possible to photograph the partial eclipse without any filters. One of the photos is actually through my sunglasses.

Photo details: Canon EOS 400D, 1/4000 sec, f/22, 70 mm, 100 ISO

Helmut Groell,
Desert north of Jinta (China)
Aug. 1, 2008
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The sunset after the total solar eclipse in the desert north of Jinta (China).

Photo details: Canon 20D, 300mm

Boris Stromar,
Novosibirsk, Russia
Aug. 1, 2008
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It was incredible to see the eclipse in the center of Novosibirsk, right behind the Lenin statue! There was a lot of people present, the two minutes seemed to flash by in a few seconds. This is my only photo which turned out ok! Taken with a manual Nikon FM2n, 24mm lens and Velvia 50 slide film.

Tsz Lok Cheng, HongKong,
Weizi Gorge, Hami, Xinjiang, China
Aug. 1, 2008

Photo details: Canon 40D, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 @f/16

It's so good that the beautiful diamond ring happened between clouds! The diffraction by the aperture leaves shines the diamond!

more images: from Jacob Kuiper of Steenwijk, The Netherlands; from Jim Hung/Taipei Astronomical Museum of Yiwu, Xinjiang, China; from Francisco A. Rodriguez & Pedro Gonzalez of Yiwu. China; from Tilemachos Athanasiadis of Akadem Gorodok, Siberia; from Francisco A. Rodriguez of Yiwu, China; from Mahdi Zamani of Altai, Novasibirsk, Russia; from Xiang Zhan of Jinta, Gansu province, China; from Daniele Cipollina of Near Cherepanovo, Russia; from Osamu Ohgoe of Lishan, the suburbs of Xi'an China; from Oldfield So of Weizixia, Xinjiang, China;