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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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Hartwig Luethen,
Kochenovo, west of Novosibirsk, Russia
Aug. 1, 2008

Total solar eclipse, August 1, 2008, about 10:45 UT Site: Kochenovo (near Novosibirsk),

Photo details: Canon EOS 350Da, automatically controlled by "Eclipse Orchestrator"; Russia Lens: 500mm f/6.3 at f/8; Composit of 24 images (1/500 to 2 seconds exposure time) Editing: Stacking and Sekanina Larsen filtering using Fitswork, lunar detail is from a stack of 4 2 seconds shots

Mohamad Soltanolkotabi,
Esfahan, Iran
Aug. 1, 2008
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In Esfahan, Iran, the sun was about 20% covered when Mohamad Soltanolkotabi photographed these crescents decorating the floor of the Sheikh Lutffullah mosque. Sunlight beaming through windows in the Mosque's dome created these eclipsed suns on the floor," he explains.

Anthony Ayiomamitis,
On the roof of the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia.
Aug. 1, 2008
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What an incredible event experienced by over 10,000 visitors in Novosibirsk earlier today. Following some very unfavourable skies the past few days, the skies opened up a couple of hours before first contact in anticipation of today's highlight event. Temperatures dropped noiceably as we approached first contact with slight winds being noticed as well. Stunning diamond rings announced the arrival and completion of totality and observers were treated to various prominences on the solar limb. No two eclipses are the same and today's majestic event was equally as impressive and grand as the 2006 total solar eclipse on the Greek isle of Kastelorizo. Best wishes from Siberia! Anthony.

Vladimir Golendukhin,
Russia, Sverdlovsk region, Rezh
Aug. 1, 2008

Solar eclipse on august 1st,2008.The picture is made by means of the camera 2 Mpixel (PDA). The image of the Sun with is projected by an eyepiece of a telescope on a cap of the boy.

Elias Chasiotis,
Novosibirsk, Russia.
Aug. 1, 2008
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It was an awesome total solar eclipse that we saw from Novosibirsk, Russia! At the beginning of totality the hauling of a nightbird shocked us all, let alone the breathtaking sight!

Photo details: Bresser Skylux 70mm refractor, Canon EOS 450D.

Kamal Chellani,
Aug. 1, 2008
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Images of eclipsed sun were projected on a white sheet and pictures taken by CANON A640. Eclipse was shown by me to school students and their parents in residential area of JANAKPURI NEWDELHI INDIA. Most of them saw the eclipse for first time.Clouds passings in front of sun was a beautiful sight.

Tom Teague,
Chester, England
Aug. 1, 2008

This is a snapshot of the projected solar image. Careful examination of the lunar limb shows irregularities which I believe are caused by mountains and valleys seen in profile (note that the solar limb does not exhibit such irregularities, thus showing that they cannot be an effect of atmospheric seeing). The telescope used was a Zeiss Telementor 63/840 refractor, with the solar image projected to approximately 12.5 cm, and the camera was an ordinary Olympus digital camera.

Hassan Alsabbar,
Diwaniya, Iraq
Aug. 1, 2008
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In Solar Eclipse i was with my son on the old Market area in my city watching partial eclipse. We also noticed sunlight beams falling on the ground. As well as I was surprised when I saw the sunlight beams reflected on my son's chest. I used SONY alfa200 camera.

more images: from Patrice Arnaudet of Frouville, France; from Marina Shilina of Carnikava, Latvia; from J├Ârgen Blom of Stockholm, Sweden; from Guenter Kleinschuster of Feldbach, Styria, Austria; from Vladimir Ladinsky of Moscow, Russia; from Eric Soucy of Ohain, Brabant wallon, Belgium; from Jeffrey Carels of Bruges, Belgium;