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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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Dennis Mammana,
Novosibirsk, Russia
Aug. 1, 2008
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Cloudy skies cleared before first contact and remained so during the entire sky show, shot from above the north shore of the Novosibirsk Reservoir (informally called the Ob Sea). Venus and Mercury are visible to the sun's left.

Photo details: Shot at 10:45:05 UT with a Canon EOS 20D, 14mm f/2.8L lens, ISO 200, 0.5 seconds exposure at f/5.6.

David Leong,
Yiwu, China
Aug. 1, 2008

Taken at Yiwu, the picture shows the terrifying cloud above the sun just before totality. I think the shape of the cloud looks rather like the head of a dog. What do you think?

Kenneith Ho-keung HUI,
Weizi Gorge, Hami, Xinjiang, China
Aug. 1, 2008
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After the successful, unforgettable total solar eclipse in China, I make the best wishes to another great success in the coming Olympics Game with LOVE and PEACE.

Karsten Schueckel,
Fischbach, near Dresden, Germany
Aug. 1, 2008
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The power of my solar panels on the roof of my house dropped about 15% - the missing part of the sun during the eclipse (near Dresden, Germany). I didn't expect to see this effect that clearly. Luckily the clouds of a cold frontier started hiding the sun later after the end of the eclipse.

Murray Paulson,
Cambridge Bay Nunavut, Canada
Aug. 1, 2008
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The eclipes was spectacular. We were at 27,000 feet in an 8 passenger King Air because ground conditions at Cambridge Bay Nunavut were not good and we needed to get above the clouds. We were the first people along the eclipse path to see the eclipse. We witnessed 1:39" of totality. Corona was one of the more interesting I have seen!

Stefan Seip,
Stuttgart, Germany
Aug. 1, 2008
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Here in Stuttgart the eclipse was partial (8%). I mounted 3 images and aligned them to the profile of the Moon limb. So I was able to show more of the Moon limb than with any other single shot. I had many clouds here - but not to bad for the mystic view of my collage.

more images: from Cezary Filipiuk of Pszczyna, Poland; from Eric Scarfone of Stockholm, Sweden; from Roman White of Poltava, Ukraine; from the Arak Astronomy Soceity of Arak, Iran; from Markovic Nedeljko of Novi Sad, Serbia; from Simon Dobbs of Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England, UK; from Dr Prabodhan Potdar of Mumbai, India; from Gernot Lausen of Altefähr, Isle of Rügen, Baltic Sea, Germany;