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Partial Eclipses

Those observing from within a few hundred kilometres of the total eclipse "corridor" will see a partial eclipse. Of course, they happen when the Moon itself doesn't quite line up as well.
partial eclipse of the sun

Viewed from the Earth, partial eclipses occur when the Moon passes in front of the Sun but does not cover it completely. In a partial eclipse, the Sun can take on a crescent shape.

Any further beyond this area, however, and the sun appears as it does normally, with no eclipse.

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