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The Most Stunning Photos of the Solar Eclipse

July 28, 1851 for the first time in the world was photographed a total solar eclipse. Many people know that a solar eclipse occurs when the moon is between the Earth and the Sun, and for a few moments, blocking it from observers. However, the phenomenon is still somewhat mystical character and each year causes millions of admiring spectators around the world to gather and watch with bated breath for the magic of nature.

In this collection we have gathered the most outstanding photos of solar eclipses and their observers, taken over the past few years in various parts of the world.

The Most Stunning Photos of the Solar Eclipse

1. The total solar eclipse, also called “ring of fire” in the sky over Australia.

The Most Stunning Photos of the Solar Eclipse

2. Thai students observe a partial eclipse through special glasses filters, Bangkok, January 26, 2009. (AP / Apichart Weerawong)

The Most Stunning Photos of the Solar Eclipse

3. Solar eclipse of August 1, 2008 over the Great Wall of China. (Telegraph / Reuters)

The Most Stunning Photos of the Solar Eclipse

4. Shooting in taymlaps solar eclipse over Australia, 2012 (Photo by Ben Cooper)

The Most Stunning Photos of the Solar Eclipse

5. A partial solar eclipse of May 20, 2012 in the skies over Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

The Most Stunning Photos of the Solar Eclipse

6. Solar eclipse of July 11, 2011, observed from aboard a cruise ship in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

The Most Stunning Photos of the Solar Eclipse

7. Solar eclipse on the screen telescope, May 10, 2013, the Observatory Hill, Sydney, Australia. (REUTERS / David Gray)

The Most Stunning Photos of the Solar Eclipse

8. Sun, partially closed shadow of the moon in the sky over Manila, Philippines, January 26, 2009.

The Most Stunning Photos of the Solar Eclipse

9. Partial solar eclipse observed in Austria, January 4, 2011. (Photo by Robert Pölzl)

The Most Stunning Photos of the Solar Eclipse

10. Young Buddhists of Myanmar watching a solar eclipse in Yangon January 26, 2009. (AP / Khin Maung Win)

The Most Stunning Photos of the Solar Eclipse

11. Translation of the eclipse from the top of Mount Fuji in Japan, organized by Panasonic.

The Most Stunning Photos of the Solar Eclipse

12. The total solar eclipse observed from the beach Ellis Beach, Queensland, Australia, November 14, 2012.

The Most Stunning Photos of the Solar Eclipse

13. A partial solar eclipse of January 4, 2011, shot in northern France. (PHILIPPE HUGUEN / AFP / Getty Images)

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