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Employees of the VGZ health assurance company

wear eclipse glasses while watching the solar

eclipse outside their office in Nijmegen August

11. The company provided it's employees with

1200 eclipse glasses to ensure safety and

enjoyment during the eclipse.

fee/Photo by Fred Ernst REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 7:23 AM

A traffic sign warns motorists not to stop on the

Highway to admire the last solar eclipse of the

20th century in central France August 11. It was

the last total eclipse over western Europe until

2081.

jd/Photo by Robert Pratta REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 7:25 AM


Parisians and tourists gaze skywards to admire

the last solar eclipse of the 20th century near the

Arc de Triomphe August 11. It was the last total

eclipse over western Europe until 2081.

jd/Photo by Jack Dabaghian REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 7:39 AM


A view of the total solar eclipse over southern

Belgium in Torgny August 11. Over 100,000

Belgians and tourists witnessed last total solar

Eclipse of the millenium in the south of the

Country.

Nk/Photo by Benoit Doppagne REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 7:48 AM

The moon hides the sun at the beginning of the

last total solar eclipse of the millennium August

11 in Bucharest, the only European capital placed

right in the path of the eclipse. The two minutes

and 23 seconds total eclipse was observed by

thousands of people despite the clouds which

played cat and mouse with watchers.

rs/Photo by Radu Sigheti REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 7:56 AM

Combo picture of the partial solar eclipse as it

Passes over Belgrade August 11. The moon

Covered about 98 percent of the sun in Belgrade

During the last solar eclipse of the millennium.

Im/Photo by Petar Kujundzic REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 8:10 AM

A combination picture shows a partial eclipse of

the sun in Berlin August 11 showing the peak of

the eclipse (third from left) at 10:39 GMT. The

moon covered about 90 percent of the sun in

Berlin during the last solar eclipse of the

millenium. fab/Photo by Fabrizio Bensch REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 8:12 AM

 

 

 

A multiple exposure shows the last total solar

Eclipse in this millennium over the fortress of

Salzburg August 11. Thousands of people were

In the city of Salzburg to watch the event.

Go/Photo by Leonhard Foeger REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 8:14 AM

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish rabbi holds up a pair of

Special glasses as he views the last solar eclipse

of the millennium August 11 in front of the

Western Wall. In Israel, only 80 percent of the

Sun was covered by the moon, but in 2006

another eclipse will be visible in the Holy Land.

Jwh/Photo by Jim Hollander REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 8:20 AM






The sun starts to appear behind the moon at the

End of the last total solar eclipse of the

Millennium August 11 in Bucharest, the only

European capital placed right in the path of the

Eclipse. The two minutes and 23 second total

Eclipse was observed by thousands of people

Despite clouds which played cat and mouse with

Watchers. rs/Photo by Radu Sigheti REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 8:20 AM

Parts of Europe begin to darken as the moon's

shadow begins to pass over England (top L) at

10:10 GMT, nine minutes before totality in Devon

and Cornwall August 11. The image was taken by

the EUMETSAT meteorological satellite during the last solar eclipse of the millenium.

clh/HO-EUMETSAT REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 8:24 AM




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