As the heavens and Earth moved into rare alignment, all that could be seen of the sun were the rays of its corona ÃÂ the usually invisible extended atmosphere of the sun that glowed a dull yellow. The moon began blocking out the sun in the morning in Brazil before the path of greatest blockage migrated to Africa, then on to Turkey and up into Mongolia.
In pic: The solar eclipse seen in Salloum, Egypt. Folklore troupes played popular Egyptian music in the town of Salloum on the Libyan border as some 8,000 tourists watched the phenomenon of a total solar eclipse. AP
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