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Observe annular solar eclipse in Kunming today

By : Kunming|Updated: 2010-01-15

The photo of new decade's first solar eclipse is taken in Kunming this afternoon.[Photo/ Luo Bing]

The new decade's first solar eclipse - when the moon travels between the sun and the earth, casting a shadow on the sun - happens this afternoon.

It is expected to last 11 minutes and 8 seconds, making it the longest annular one - when the sun appears as a ring of light in the sky - in this millennium.

And it is reported that the duration will not be exceeded until the year 3043.(Editor: Ada Zhang)

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