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19 Mar, 2007 09:16

Partial solar eclipse seen in Siberia

Partial solar eclipse seen in Siberia

Partial solar eclipse in the Altay republic made day look like night. Day turned in to night in the city of Gorno-Altaysk, the capital of the Altay republic in Western Siberia. Thousands took to the streets as the area experienced an eclipse of the s

The moon partially covered the sun shadowing the bright sunlight and then the city fell into darkness for more than 2 minutes. 

Thousands of people left their homes and offices to get a glimpse of the phenomenon.

The area saw a partial eclipse last March and there will be another one in August next year. But then scientists say it will be three generations – almost 200 years – before the region will see one again.