The Longest Solar Eclipse Of The Century – July 22, 2009

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July 22, 2009 1:32 p.m.

Wednesday’s total solar eclipse, as seen from China. Parts of Asia fell under darkness this morning as the eclipse lasted over six minutes – the longest solar eclipse of the century so far. Crowds of people traveled to and came out in India, China, and Japan to see the events.

Newscom / Cheng Xuliang / ChinaFotoPress

A woman and her poodle observe the solar eclipse from Hangzhou, China.

Newscom / Wu Huang / ChinaFotoPress

Residents of Hangzhou, China view the eclipse.

Newscom / Shi Jianxue / ChinaFotoPress

The eclipse as seen from Yinchuan.

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Businessmen in Shenyang observe the eclipse.

Newscom / ChinaFotoPress

A resident from Hangzhou views the eclipse through a welding helmet.

Newscom / Li Zhong / ChinaFotoPress

Pedestrians watch the eclipse through viewing goggles provided by Google.

Newscom / CNImaging

Monks follow the solar eclipse at the Putuo Temple in Zhoushan, in eastern China.

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A time-lapse photograph of the eclipse.

Newscom / Feng Zi / ColorChinaPhoto

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