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Did you see the solar eclipse today?

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Did anyone get a chance to see that solar eclipse early this evening? If not, the details are in the folllowing article....

MIAMI - Skywatchers waited for the moon to blot out part of the sun Friday in a phenomenon that will not be visible again in the continental United States for seven years.

The partial solar eclipse was expected to be visible across a corridor extending from the South Pacific to the Americas, with people in South Florida getting the best U.S. view — nearly half of the sun's diameter covered over at 6:20 p.m. EDT.

Solar eclipses occur when the Earth, moon and sun line up and the moon casts a shadow over Earth. Total eclipses cast the Earth into darkness; this was only partial.

Astronomers warned people not to stare directly at the eclipse without eye protection.

Skywatchers said that across the lower United States — south of a line extending from Southern California to central New Jersey — people would see what looked like the moon taking a bite out of the sun, with the bite bigger over the South.

In Central America and the northern portion of South America, skywatchers waited to see the sun reduced to a narrow ring of fire.

The next solar eclipse will be Oct. 3, visible from the Iberian Peninsula and across Africa. The next partial solar eclipse visible from the continental United States will not be until May 20, 2012.

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Did anyone get a chance to see that solar eclipse early this evening? If not, the details are in the folllowing article....

MIAMI - Skywatchers waited for the moon to blot out part of the sun Friday in a phenomenon that will not be visible again in the continental United States for seven years.

The partial solar eclipse was expected to be visible across a corridor extending from the South Pacific to the Americas, with people in South Florida getting the best U.S. view — nearly half of the sun's diameter covered over at 6:20 p.m. EDT.

Solar eclipses occur when the Earth, moon and sun line up and the moon casts a shadow over Earth. Total eclipses cast the Earth into darkness; this was only partial.

Astronomers warned people not to stare directly at the eclipse without eye protection.

Skywatchers said that across the lower United States — south of a line extending from Southern California to central New Jersey — people would see what looked like the moon taking a bite out of the sun, with the bite bigger over the South.

In Central America and the northern portion of South America, skywatchers waited to see the sun reduced to a narrow ring of fire.

The next solar eclipse will be Oct. 3, visible from the Iberian Peninsula and across Africa. The next partial solar eclipse visible from the continental United States will not be until May 20, 2012.

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