Chasing darkness

On Aug. 1, TravelQuest will be leading travelers through China, Siberia and the North Pole to prime viewing spots for this year's only total solar eclipse. Check out these highlights from past eclipse tours.

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Nearing totality
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes directly between the sun and the earth, and the moon's shadow is cast upon the earth. This moment of complete darkness is referred to by solar-eclipse enthusiasts as "totality." This short-exposure photo shows the chromosphere of the sun during the solar eclipse over India in 1995.
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