A solar eclipse rarity
April 2005: Complementing the Moon's packed schedule of events this month, several planets, comets, asteroids, and galaxies prepare to strut their stuff.
April 1, 2005
|The Moon's shadow sweeps eastward across our planet April 8, bringing a rare hybrid solar eclipse to Earth's surface. Along a narrow swath of the Pacific Ocean, the Moon completely covers the Sun for up to 42 seconds. Along a similarly constricted path through Panama, Colombia, and Venezuela, a spectacular "Ring of Fire" will impress observers.|
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