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Viewing a Hybrid Eclipse

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The moon passes between the Earth and the sun to cause an eclipse as seen in Bogota, Colombia. Reuters hide caption

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A rare, hybrid eclipse occurs Friday. The best viewing is in parts of Panama and the South Pacific. A hybrid appears both as either a complete or obscured eclipse depending on one's vantage point. It occurs only six times every century.

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