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Latest Solar eclipse of October 3 Stories

2005-10-03 07:09:53

MADRID, Spain -- Thousands of people across Portugal and Spain donned protective eyeglasses Monday to watch a rare and spectacular type of eclipse, which dimmed the Iberian peninsula beginning around 10 a.m. In Madrid, entire families and groups of enthusiasts met at the city's planetarium beneath a cloudless sky to watch the eclipse directly or on a giant television screen. The event began with the moon taking a bite off the top of the sun. During an annular eclipse, the moon masks the sun...