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A photo shows a partial solar eclipse observed in Bangkok, Thailand, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A photo shows a partial solar eclipse observed in Bangkok, Thailand, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A photo shows a partial solar eclipse observed in Bangkok, Thailand, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A girl observes a partial solar eclipse on the Mahanakhon Skywalk Glass Tray at the King Power Mahanakhon building in Bangkok, Thailand, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A girl observes a partial solar eclipse on the Mahanakhon Skywalk Glass Tray at the King Power Mahanakhon building in Bangkok, Thailand, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A girl observes a partial solar eclipse on the Mahanakhon Skywalk Glass Tray at the King Power Mahanakhon building in Bangkok, Thailand, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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People wearing face masks observe a partial solar eclipse on the Mahanakhon Skywalk Glass Tray at the King Power Mahanakhon building in Bangkok, Thailand, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People wearing face masks observe a partial solar eclipse on the Mahanakhon Skywalk Glass Tray at the King Power Mahanakhon building in Bangkok, Thailand, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People wearing face masks observe a partial solar eclipse on the Mahanakhon Skywalk Glass Tray at the King Power Mahanakhon building in Bangkok, Thailand, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Ring of fire is seen during the solar eclipse at Budai township, Chiayi county, Taiwan, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Ring of fire is seen during the solar eclipse at Budai township, Chiayi county, Taiwan, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Ring of fire is seen during the solar eclipse at Budai township, Chiayi county, Taiwan, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang
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A woman observes a partial solar eclipse on the Mahanakhon Skywalk Glass Tray at the King Power Mahanakhon building in Bangkok, Thailand, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A woman observes a partial solar eclipse on the Mahanakhon Skywalk Glass Tray at the King Power Mahanakhon building in Bangkok, Thailand, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A woman observes a partial solar eclipse on the Mahanakhon Skywalk Glass Tray at the King Power Mahanakhon building in Bangkok, Thailand, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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People stand next to a model of the earth, the moon and the sun as they gather to observe a partial solar eclipse from Mount Scopus in Jerusalem June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

People stand next to a model of the earth, the moon and the sun as they gather to observe a partial solar eclipse from Mount Scopus in Jerusalem June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

People stand next to a model of the earth, the moon and the sun as they gather to observe a partial solar eclipse from Mount Scopus in Jerusalem June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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A partial solar eclipse is pictured along Clifton beach in Karachi, Pakistan June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A partial solar eclipse is pictured along Clifton beach in Karachi, Pakistan June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A partial solar eclipse is pictured along Clifton beach in Karachi, Pakistan June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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A boy holds an x-ray sheet as he observes the partial solar eclipse along Clifton beach in Karachi, Pakistan June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro.

A boy holds an x-ray sheet as he observes the partial solar eclipse along Clifton beach in Karachi, Pakistan June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro.

A boy holds an x-ray sheet as he observes the partial solar eclipse along Clifton beach in Karachi, Pakistan June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro.
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A woman wearing a face mask holds protective glasses in front of her phone as she captures the partial solar eclipse at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, China June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

A woman wearing a face mask holds protective glasses in front of her phone as she captures the partial solar eclipse at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, China June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

A woman wearing a face mask holds protective glasses in front of her phone as she captures the partial solar eclipse at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, China June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang
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An Iranian man observes the solar eclipse via telescope, in Tehran, Iran, June 21, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Ali Khara via REUTERS

An Iranian man observes the solar eclipse via telescope, in Tehran, Iran, June 21, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Ali Khara via REUTERS

An Iranian man observes the solar eclipse via telescope, in Tehran, Iran, June 21, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Ali Khara via REUTERS
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A man takes photos of the solar eclipse at Budai township, Chiayi county, Taiwan, June 21,2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang

A man takes photos of the solar eclipse at Budai township, Chiayi county, Taiwan, June 21,2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang

A man takes photos of the solar eclipse at Budai township, Chiayi county, Taiwan, June 21,2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang
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A partial solar eclipse is seen on a smartphone's screen at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, China June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

A partial solar eclipse is seen on a smartphone's screen at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, China June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

A partial solar eclipse is seen on a smartphone's screen at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, China June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang
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People take photos of the solar eclipse at Budai township, Chiayi county, Taiwan, June 21,2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang

People take photos of the solar eclipse at Budai township, Chiayi county, Taiwan, June 21,2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang

People take photos of the solar eclipse at Budai township, Chiayi county, Taiwan, June 21,2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang
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An Iranian girl wearing a protective face mask uses special protective glasses to observe a solar eclipse, in Tehran, Iran, June 21, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Ali Khara via REUTERS

An Iranian girl wearing a protective face mask uses special protective glasses to observe a solar eclipse, in Tehran, Iran, June 21, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Ali Khara via REUTERS

An Iranian girl wearing a protective face mask uses special protective glasses to observe a solar eclipse, in Tehran, Iran, June 21, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Ali Khara via REUTERS
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A partial solar eclipse is seen over a ferris wheel, in Hong Kong, China June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A partial solar eclipse is seen over a ferris wheel, in Hong Kong, China June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A partial solar eclipse is seen over a ferris wheel, in Hong Kong, China June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A man watches the solar eclipse at Budai township, Chiayi county, Taiwan, June 21,2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang

A man watches the solar eclipse at Budai township, Chiayi county, Taiwan, June 21,2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang

A man watches the solar eclipse at Budai township, Chiayi county, Taiwan, June 21,2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang
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A man wears a face mask and protective glasses to observe the partial solar eclipse at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, China June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

A man wears a face mask and protective glasses to observe the partial solar eclipse at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, China June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

A man wears a face mask and protective glasses to observe the partial solar eclipse at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, China June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang
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A partial solar eclipse is seen from Yevpatoria, Crimea June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak

A partial solar eclipse is seen from Yevpatoria, Crimea June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak

A partial solar eclipse is seen from Yevpatoria, Crimea June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak
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People wear face masks and protective glasses to observe the partial solar eclipse at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, China June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

People wear face masks and protective glasses to observe the partial solar eclipse at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, China June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

People wear face masks and protective glasses to observe the partial solar eclipse at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, China June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang
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People watch the solar eclipse at Budai township, Chiayi county, Taiwan, June 21,2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang

People watch the solar eclipse at Budai township, Chiayi county, Taiwan, June 21,2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang

People watch the solar eclipse at Budai township, Chiayi county, Taiwan, June 21,2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang
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A man wearing a protective face mask uses a welding helmet as a protection to watch the annular solar eclipse, in Manama, Bahrain, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A man wearing a protective face mask uses a welding helmet as a protection to watch the annular solar eclipse, in Manama, Bahrain, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A man wearing a protective face mask uses a welding helmet as a protection to watch the annular solar eclipse, in Manama, Bahrain, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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A crow stands on a roof as a partial solar eclipse is observed in Nairobi, Kenya, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A crow stands on a roof as a partial solar eclipse is observed in Nairobi, Kenya, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A crow stands on a roof as a partial solar eclipse is observed in Nairobi, Kenya, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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