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Observers gear up for solar eclipse on July 11

Sky observers are busy getting ready for the second solar eclipse of the year coming on July 11 after they recently watched the first lunar eclipse of the year on June 26.
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The path of totality crosses Easter Island and the southern Argentina and Chile.

Greatest Solar Eclipse: total, Saros-Number: 146
At 12152.5m W 1944.9m S, alt=47.2
Width=262.9km
Duration= 5m24.7s
Magnitude=105.9%
Obscuration=100.0%
ET-UT=66.2sec

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On Sunday, 2010 July 11, a total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses Earth's southern Hemisphere. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow crosses the South Pacific Ocean where it makes no landfall except for Mangaia (Cook Islands) and Easter Island (Isla de Pascua). The path of totality ends just after reaching southern Chile and Argentina. The Moon's penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering the South Pacific and southern South America
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A total solar eclipse will occur on July 11, 2010. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring Earth's view of the Sun.
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