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Slideshow: Solar eclipse 2011

If you couldn’t drag yourself out of bed this morning to stare at the sky, don’t worry – here are the best pics of the solar eclipse.
Jan 4th 2011, 8:43 PM 1,022 0

ALTHOUGH WE ARE just four days into 2011, the biggest astronomical event of the year is already over.

Today was your last chance to see a solar eclipse for the next four years. The partial eclipse was visible from Ireland until around 9.20am this morning; at its peak the moon covered 40 per cent of the sun’s surface.

If you missed it, don’t fret – we’ve collected some of the best photographs from across the globe.

And if that’s not enough, clear your calendar for March 2015 – when the next eclipse is due.

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