A total solar eclipse was visible today from certain locations in the South Pacific, South Asia, and India.

Diamond-ring phase from Varanasi, India

Excerpt from an AP story - From the Ganges River in India to remote islands of the Pacific, the sun rose Wednesday only to vanish again, allowing the stars to twinkle into view in the longest total solar eclipse this century will see - a celestial show that inspired awe and fear in millions across Asia.

Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar

Click-through this link to see the path of totality across the globe (NASA) - in what will be the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century.

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