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The only eclipse images you need to see

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United States, November 2013

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France, March 2006

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Japan, May 2012

Bulgaria, January 2011

United States, May 2012

Mexico, July 1991

United States, May 2012

Philippines, May 2012

Greece, March 2006

England, August 2008

Xian, China, August 2008

Lebanon, January 2011

South Korea, January 2010

India, July 2009

Sweden, January 2011

Spain, October 2005

Pakistan, January 2011

Philippines, May 2012

China, May 2012

Kuwait, November 2013

United States, May 2012

United Arab Emirates, November 2013

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4 apps to help you watch the solar eclipse

Just admit it: Solar eclipses are cool. They turn shadows on the ground into crescent-shaped slivers, and the sun itself into a blazing homage to its sister body, the moon.

This composite image shows the progression of a partial solar eclipse over Ross Lake, in Northern Cascades National Park, Washington on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

Caption by / Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls

In this photo from March 20, 2015, a partial solar eclipse is visible over a statue on the rooftop of of Hofburg Palace in Vienna.

Caption by / Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

A partial solar eclipse dazzled residents of the Queens borough of New York on November 3, 2013.

Caption by / Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

Visitors to the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona on May 20, 2012, were treated to more than the usual beauty of the area.

Caption by / Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

In March 2006, children in Marseille, France, watched an eclipse... the safe way!

Caption by / Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

This image from the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory shows a composite image of the sun during an eclipse on Dec. 4, 2002. The image combines a view of the sun from SOHO (innermost) with a ground-based image (outermost).

Caption by / Photo by SOHO/ESA/NASA/Williams College Eclipse Expedition/ Getty Images

This combination of photos shows the moon crossing in front of the sun, as seen from the Sydney Observatory on May 10, 2013.

Caption by / Photo by William West/AFP/Getty Images

For the first time in 932 years, a swathe of Japan was able to see an annular solar eclipse in May of 2012. An annular eclipse happens when the sun and moon are in line, but the apparent size of the moon is smaller than that of the sun.

Caption by / Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

Sky-gazers in Sofia, Bulgaria, took in this view on January 4, 2011.

Caption by / Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

Los Angeles was treated to an annular solar eclipse on May 20, 2012.

Caption by / Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

This multiple-exposure photograph shows the progress of a July 11, 1991, solar eclipse over Xochicalco, Mexico.

Caption by / Photo by Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images

A photographer in Kanarraville, Utah, captured this combination of photos on May 20, 2012. The tiny town was considered the ideal spot to see the eclipse that year.

Caption by / Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Here's a blazingly colorful view of a May 21, 2012, solar eclipse over the Philippines.

Caption by / Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

This is what folks on Kastellorizo Island, in southeastern Greece, saw on March 29, 2006.

Caption by / Photo by Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

A plane flew across a view of the sun during a solar eclipse in Essex, England, on August 1, 2008.

Caption by / Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

China got its first solar eclipse of the 21st century on August 1, 2008.

Caption by / Photo by China Photos/Getty Images

The eclipsed sun appeared to top a minaret in the southern Lebanese coastal city of Sidon on January 4, 2011.

Caption by / Photo by Mahmoud Zayat/AFP/Getty Images

This multiple-exposure photo was taken using a neutral-density filter in Seoul on January 15, 2010.

Caption by / Photo by Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images

The longest solar eclipse of the 21st century came on July 22, 2009, and cast a shadow over much of Asia, plunging hundreds of millions into darkness across the land masses of India and China.

Caption by / Photo by Biju Boro/AFP/Getty Images

This eclipse over Stockholm, Sweden, was viewed by a photographer through a double-glazed window on January 4, 2011.

Caption by / Photo by Francois Campredon/AFP/Getty Images

Here's a view of a solar eclipse in Vigo, Spain on October 3, 2005.

Caption by / Photo by Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images

This combination picture shows the partial solar eclipse over Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad on January 4, 2011.

Caption by / Photo by Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images

A darker view of the May 21, 2012, solar eclipse over the Philippines.

Caption by / Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

This combo photo shows the annular solar eclipse seen from the coast of Xiamen, in China's southeast province of Fujian on May 21, 2012.

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A partial solar eclipse was framed with love by an onlooker at the Souq Sharq Marina in Kuwait City on November 3, 2013.

Caption by / Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images

Here's a composite of images from the May, 2012 solar eclipse over Arizona, the first annular eclipse seen in the US since 1994.

Caption by / Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

A rare hybrid solar eclipse took place during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on November 3, 2013.

Caption by / Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images

This snapshot provided by NASA shows the sun, including its spots, as the moon moved into a partial eclipse position on May 20, 2012.

Caption by / Photo by JAXA/NASA/Hinode/Getty Images

On November 12, 2012, stargazers in Palm Cove, Australia, witnessed a near totality.

Caption by / Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images

It's unclear what created this heart shape of the sun during an annular solar eclipse over Los Angeles, Calif., on May 20, 2012.

Caption by / Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

This multi-exposure picture shows a solar eclipse over Utsunomiya, Japan on May 21, 2012.

Caption by / Photo by Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images

Observatory visitors were treated to an annular solar eclipse in remote areas of Australia on May 10, 2013.

Caption by / Photo by Saeed KhanAFP/Getty Images

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