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Viewing The Total Solar Eclipse

Millions across the world took to the streets early this morning to relish a rare sight: a total solar eclipse. The moon moved directly between the sun and the Earth for as long as 6 minutes and 39 seconds in some parts, making it the longest such event of the 21st century. And here's an even rarer sight: millions of people wearing dorky glasses.

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Starting off in India just after dawn, the eclipse was visible throughout parts of Asia before moving over southern Japan and then into the Pacific Ocean. From Hawaii to South America, young and old gathered with their special viewing devices, watching in wonder as the sky turned black. Dogs barked, people cried, cows acted strangely.

Meanwhile, photographers from across the globe gave up their own precious viewing moments and snapped away. Check it out. There won't be a longer eclipse until 2132.

The eclipse as seen in the Indian city of Varanasi on Wednesday. Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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