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29 Incredible Images Of A Rare Solar Eclipse From Around The World

A rare hybrid eclipse appeared over parts of North America, South America, Europe, and Africa early Sunday. The rare eclipse allowed views of the sun that are totally or partially blocked by the moon.

Posted on November 3, 2013, at 10:01 p.m. ET

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This combination image shows the transition from right to left of a hybrid solar eclipse seen over Lake Oloidien in Kenya.
AP Photo/Ben Curtis

This combination image shows the transition from right to left of a hybrid solar eclipse seen over Lake Oloidien in Kenya.

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The moon blocks the sun seconds before a total solar eclipse at the Sibiloi National Park in Kenya.
Noor Khamis / Reuters

The moon blocks the sun seconds before a total solar eclipse at the Sibiloi National Park in Kenya.

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Turkana men dance and sing during the hybrid solar eclipse at the remote Sibiloi National Park. Local myths in northern Kenya attribute the event to the Moon eating the Sun.
Noor Khamis / Reuters

Turkana men dance and sing during the hybrid solar eclipse at the remote Sibiloi National Park. Local myths in northern Kenya attribute the event to the Moon eating the Sun.

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AP Photo/Sayyid Azim
AP Photo/Sayyid Azim
AP Photo/Sayyid Azim

The total phase of the solar eclipse was seen in Kenya for 15 seconds, and was one of the best places to view the eclipse.

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Kenyan children sitting on a small hill of soil, watch a Partial Solar Eclipse through an X-Ray film in Nairobi, Kenya.
AP Photo/Sayyid Azim

Kenyan children sitting on a small hill of soil, watch a Partial Solar Eclipse through an X-Ray film in Nairobi, Kenya.

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The solar eclipse seen in Kenya.
Noor Khamis / Reuters

The solar eclipse seen in Kenya.

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A partially eclipsed sun is seen from Juba, Sudan.
Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

A partially eclipsed sun is seen from Juba, Sudan.

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Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah / Reuters
Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters

Veiled women observe a solar eclipse during an event organized by the Sudanese Society for Astronomy and Space Science on the banks of the Nile river in Khartoum, Sudan.

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A partially eclipsed sun is seen from Juba, Sudan.
Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

A partially eclipsed sun is seen from Juba, Sudan.

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The moon crosses in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse in Lagos, Nigeria.
AP Photo/Sunday Alamba

The moon crosses in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Nigerian men wear welding goggles to watch a partial solar eclipse in Lagos.
AP Photo/Sunday Alamba

Nigerian men wear welding goggles to watch a partial solar eclipse in Lagos.

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Clouds moving over Lagos allowed only brief views of the eclipse.
AP Photo/Sunday Alamba

Clouds moving over Lagos allowed only brief views of the eclipse.

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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni views a total Solar Eclipse at Owiny Primary School in Pakwach, Uganda.
AP Photo / Ronald Kaabubi

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni views a total Solar Eclipse at Owiny Primary School in Pakwach, Uganda.

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The sun is partially eclipsed as seen in Lagos, Nigeria.
Akintunde Akinleye / Reuters

The sun is partially eclipsed as seen in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Ugandans watch a hybrid solar eclipse in the capital Kampala, Uganda.
AP Photo / Stephen Wandera

Ugandans watch a hybrid solar eclipse in the capital Kampala, Uganda.

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A partially eclipsed sun is seen in Amman, Jordan.
Muhammad Hamed / Reuters

A partially eclipsed sun is seen in Amman, Jordan.

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People observe a solar eclipse in Amman, Jordan.
Muhammad Hamed / Reuters

People observe a solar eclipse in Amman, Jordan.

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People shield their faces with specially constructed cards showing the four-finger symbol of Rabaa, to show their support for ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, as they observe a solar eclipse in Amman, Jordan.
Muhammad Hamed / Reuters

People shield their faces with specially constructed cards showing the four-finger symbol of Rabaa, to show their support for ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, as they observe a solar eclipse in Amman, Jordan.

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A partially eclipsed sun is seen in Amman, Jordan.
Muhammad Hamed / Reuters

A partially eclipsed sun is seen in Amman, Jordan.

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A bird flies as sun is partially eclipsed in Sidon, southern Lebanon.
Stringer / Reuters

A bird flies as sun is partially eclipsed in Sidon, southern Lebanon.

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The moon crosses in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse in the background of Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in United Arab Emirates.
AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili

The moon crosses in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse in the background of Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in United Arab Emirates.

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The moon crosses in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse as seen from the Givatayim Observatory, near Tel Aviv, Israel.
AP Photo/Ariel Schalit

The moon crosses in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse as seen from the Givatayim Observatory, near Tel Aviv, Israel.

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People gathered at the Israeli Astronomical Association center near Tel Aviv, Israel to watch the partial solar eclipse.
AP Photo/Ariel Schalit

People gathered at the Israeli Astronomical Association center near Tel Aviv, Israel to watch the partial solar eclipse.

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The moon crosses in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse as seen from the Givatayim Observatory, near Tel Aviv, Israel.
AP Photo/Ariel Schalit

The moon crosses in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse as seen from the Givatayim Observatory, near Tel Aviv, Israel.

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The moon crosses in front of the lower part of the sun during a partial solar eclipse in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain.
AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez

The moon crosses in front of the lower part of the sun during a partial solar eclipse in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain.

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AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez
AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez

People look at the moon crossing in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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Clouds moving over Santa Cruz de Tenerife allowed only brief views of the eclipse which in southern Europe was partial.
AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez

Clouds moving over Santa Cruz de Tenerife allowed only brief views of the eclipse which in southern Europe was partial.

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AP Photo/Armando Franca
AP Photo/Armando Franca

People gather around telescopes trying to catch a glimpse of a solar eclipse Sunday, Nov. 3 2013, outside Lisbon's Astronomical Observatory. Clouds moving over the city allowed only brief views of the eclipse which in southern Europe was partial.

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The moon crosses in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse in Madrid, Spain, Sunday.
AP Photo/Andres Kudacki

The moon crosses in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse in Madrid, Spain, Sunday.

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