Monday, November 28, 2011

Solar Eclipse Wows Lucky Skywatchers in New Zealand

Date: 28 November 2011 Time: 11:27 AM ET
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James Tse snapped this stunning photo of the partial solar eclipse on Nov. 25, 2011 from New Zealand.
James Tse snapped this stunning photo of the partial solar eclipse on Nov. 25, 2011 from New Zealand.
CREDIT: James Tse
As consumers in the United States hunted for bargains last Friday (Nov. 25) on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, a few lucky skywatchers in New Zealand were treated to a very different kind of "Black Friday" — a partial solar eclipse that darkened the sky over parts of the southern hemisphere.
Last Friday, the moon passed between Earth and the sun, creating a partial solar eclipse for the fourth and final time this year.

MORE: http://www.space.com/13745-solar-eclipse-skywatching-photos.html




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