If You Missed the Solar Eclipse, Here's a Glimpse

The photos and videos of today's astronomical event look pretty amazing.

(SPOT.ph) If you had a chance to check out the solar eclipse that happened today, you’d know it took a while—starting from about 3 p.m. and ending after 5:30 p.m., to be specific—but it sure was worth the wait. It was seen in full from most of Africa, southeast Europe, Asia and Micronesia, while Metro Manila dwellers got a partial view.

“Annular eclipses are similar to total eclipses in that the moon, Earth and sun are aligned so that the moon moves directly in front of the Sun as viewed from Earth,” said Alex Young, associate director for science in the heliophysics science division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, in a CNN report. Solar eclipses usually occur two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse, he added, saying there will be a lunar eclipse on July 5.

Didn’t get a good look at the solar eclipse today? As data suggested, India got some of the best views. We put together a few of the best photos and videos from around the world that we’ve seen so far online.

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