This map shows where the eclipse can be seen.
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Courtesy of NASA
News story originally written on December 22, 2000
There are two special eclipses coming up. There will be a solar eclipse
on Christmas Day.
This partial solar eclipse will be visible from the USA, Canada, Central America, and the Carribbean. This link
will tell you when you can see the eclipse in your area on Christmas Day.
Remember -- never look directly at the Sun! There are safe ways to view the eclipse.
The other eclipse is the first eclipse of the new millennium. It will be on January 9, 2001. You can see this lunar eclipse if you live in Europe, Africa and Asia.
However you celebrate this holiday season, we at Windows to the Universe wish you all Happy Holidays and Happy Eclipse Viewing!
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