Antarctica Sees a Total Solar Eclipse

Article written: 24 Nov , 2003
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Scientists and tourists saw the first total solar eclipse from the continent of Antarctica in over a century on Sunday. Because of its remote location, some people chose to fly in two airplanes that followed the path of the eclipse, while others waited on an icebreaker. Some people also saw the eclipse from a few of the scientific outposts on the continent that were under the path of totality. The point of the greatest eclipse only lasted for one minute, 55 seconds. The next total eclipse will be in April 2005, and only be visible from the middle of the Pacific Ocean.


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