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A Jordanian reflects the beginning of an eclipse of the sun

on his hand in downtown Amman

August 11. In Jordan, air raid sirens wailed

Across the Kingdom 12:15 p.m. to announce

One-hour countdown to the start of a partial

Solar eclipse. aj/Photo by Ali Jarekji REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 8:25 AM

A combination photograph of six pictures shows

the moon gradually blocking out sunlight to the

earth during a solar eclipse over Paris August 11.

This was the last total eclipse of the Sun over

western Europe until 2081.

km/jna/Photo by Jacky Naegelen REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 8:34 AM




The solar eclipse passes over the ancient stone

Circle monument at Stonehenge on Salisbury

Plain August 11. The stones are thought to be

An ancient celestial calender and may also have

Been used to predict when eclipses occured.

Dc/Photo by Dan Chung REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 8:44 AM

A photograph just a second before the moon

completely covers the sun with the last

sunbeams visible on the left side, also known as

Baily's Beads, taken near Neunkirchen some 50

km south of Vienna August 11. The last total

solar eclipse of this millennium attracted

thousands of spectators, causing traffic jam on

the streets in the zones of totality.

hp/Photo by Heinz-Peter Bader REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 8:45 AM







The moon completely covers the sun near

Neunkirchen some 50 km south of Vienna

August 11. The last total solar eclipse of this

Millennium attracted thousands of spectators,

Causing traffic jams on the streets into the zones

Of totality.

Hp/Photo by Heinz-Peter Bader REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 8:57 AM

A seagull flies next to the partial eclipse of the

sun seen over the sea in the Ukrainian Black Sea

resort of Yalta, August 11. The moon covered

about 90 percent of the sun in Yalta during the

eclipse.

yk/Photo by Gleb Garanich REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 9:31 AM





Georgina Rojas, a Mexican tourist, stands in

Front of the 4,500-year-old great pyramids of

Giza as she looks at the sun with special glasses

Before the August 11 partial eclipsed of the sun.

The last solar eclipse of the 20th century swung

Across Europe and the Middle East on Wednesday, giving millions of people their last

Chance to witness one of nature's great

Spectaculars. The eclipse began when the

Shadow of the moon completely covered the sun

At 09:31 GMT off Canada's east coast near Nova

Scotia and started its 1,500 miles per hour

(2,400 kph) race across the Atlantic Ocean.

An/Photo by Aladin Abdel Naby REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 9:42 AM

A group of women pray while taking a dip in the

Ganga river during the solar eclipse in the

eastern Indian city of Calcutta August 11. A solar

eclipse is considered inauspicious in Hindu

mythology and devotees pray and bathe in rivers

to clean themselves. An overcast sky prevented

people from viewing the eclipse in West Bengal

province. js/Photo by Jayanta Shaw REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 9:44 AM



A Bulgarian tourist plastered with therapeutic

Mud watches the solar eclipse as it passes over

The Black Sea city of Balchik, August 11. The

Moon covered total the sun in northeast Bulgaria

For 146 seconds during the last solar eclipse of

The millenium. dd/Photo by Petar Petrov

REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 9:50 AM

A photograph, taken just a second before the

moon completely covers the sun, with the last

sunbeams visible on the left side,is shown near

Neunkirchen some 50 km south of Vienna

August 11. The last total solar eclipse of this

millennium attracted thousands of spectators,

causing traffic jam on the streets into the zones

of totality.

hp/Photo by Heinz-Peter Bader REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 9:53 AM



Hindu temples are silhouetted against a partially

Eclipsed sun in Bombay, August 11. Millions of

People watched as 92 percent of the sun's

Surface was obscured by the moon over the city.

Sk/photo by Savita Kirloskar REUTERS

Received at Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 9:53 AM


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