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Israelis View Partial Solar Eclipse

GIVATAYIM, ISRAEL - JANUARY 04: (ISRAEL OUT) The view of a partial solar eclipse in the sky on January 4, 2011 in the town of Givatayim, Israel. Over parts of Europe it could be seen as much as two-thirds of the sun slipped from view behind the moon. An event like this hasn't occurred in the area since August 1999, and the next eclipse won't be until March 2015. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Spectacular solar eclipses

Skygazers across the Australian Outback were among the lucky few to witness a solar eclipse on Friday as the moon glided between Earth and the sun, blocking everything but a dazzling "ring of fire."