A number of countries in the western hemisphere, particularly the US, will witness complete solar eclipse on 21st August, 2017.
A partial solar eclipse occurred on November 25, 2011, was visible across Antarctica in its summer 24-hour day sunlight, and New Zealand near sunset with less than 20 per cent of the Sun obscured. Parts of the western Antarctic Peninsula experienced nearly 90 per cent obscuration of the Sun. Also, it was visible in Southwestern South Africa, and Tasmania.
A total solar eclipse occurred on July 22, 2009, was the longest solar eclipse during the first decade of the 21st century. It lasted a maximum of 6 minutes and 39 seconds off the coast of Southeast Asia, causing tourist interest in eastern China, Japan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Also, it was visible in North in Australia, Pacific and the Indian Ocean.
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An annular solar eclipse occurred on October 3, 2005, was visible in much parts of Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, East in North America, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Arctic. When the Sun was 96 per cent covered with moderate annular solar eclipse, it lasted for 4 minutes and 32 seconds.