A solar eclipse as seen from Washington DC
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Watch the solar eclipse in America and Africa

A rare solar eclipse is being observed across Africa, Europe and the US.

It was first visible in the southern United States, and is moving east. The best view of the total eclipse on land was visible from Gabon.

The total eclipse will then sweep east across the African continent. Partial views will be available in southern Europe.

Watch footage of the eclipse filmed in Washington DC, Nairobi and Lagos.

  • 03 Nov 2013
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