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Thursday, September 16, 1999 Published at 15:37 GMT 16:37 UK

Eclipse provides unique solar image

Astronomer Fred Espenak has produced a stunning composite picture of the Sun's atmosphere seen during August's total eclipse.

Earth wonders at heaven's gift

A total eclipse of the Sun turns day into night across Europe and Asia, prompting prayers, cheers and tears from millions of spectators.

European watchers faced eclipse lottery

As the shadow of the eclipse raced across Europe, poor weather meant many watchers were denied a clear view of the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Eclipse seekers flock to Iranian town
From Egypt to Iran, Muslim clerics called the faithful to mass prayers as the eclipse sped across the Middle East.
Asian fear and wonder at eclipse
Thousands of people in India carried out sacred rituals as the eclipse passed over South Asia, while others ignored tradition to witness a unique wonder of nature.
Eclipse shadow unveils scientific mysteries
The drama is over and the Moon has passed over the Sun but for scientists the work is just beginning.
Under the Moon's shadow
BBC correspondents around the globe report on their experiences of the eclipse.
Eclipse experience starts flood of e-mail
The majestic spectacle of the total solar eclipse is thrilling millions and has prompted a torrent of e-mails to BBC News Online.
Eclipse scientists in the swing
The 11 August total eclipse of the Sun could settle a 45-year scientific riddle once and for all.
Safety in sight
Dangers of looking at an eclipse. What kind of equipment is needed to protect oneself.
UK touched by history
Thousands of people danced and screamed as the total solar eclipse plunged Cornwall into darkness but the eclipse was better seen from elsewhere in the UK.
Eclipse eye damage reports rise
Patients with eye damage caused by the eclipse will continue to arrive at UK hospitals well into the weekend, say experts.
Pagan weddings eclipse hearts
Pagan couples marry at the moment of total eclipse in a ceremony celebrating the union of the sun god and moon goddess.
Eclipse sparks record power surge
The National Grid was hit by a huge power surge following the eclipse - putting even England's 1990 World Cup shoot-out with Germany in the shade.
Wildlife fooled by double dawn
The eclipse persuaded many birds and animals that night had come - but not all.
South-West delivers eclipse verdict
Officials in the south-west of England say the eclipse has been a success, despite disappointing visitor numbers which have been blamed on negative government publicity.
Papers thrilled by eclipse
The UK newspapers say Britain was united by Wednesday's "awesome" spectacle of the total eclipse of the sun.
Total eclipse. Total coverage
Read about the 1999 total eclipse of the Sun on BBC News Online and then e-mail us with your experiences.
A global perspective of the eclipse
Did you witness the eclipse? Read what BBC News Online users outside the UK saw and felt.
Views of the eclipse from around the UK
Did you witness the eclipse? Read and see what BBC News Online users in the UK felt and experienced.
The eclipse - how was it for you?
Did you witness the eclipse? Read what other BBC News Online users around the world saw.
Signs and wonders
In ancient times, eclipses were events of ill omen. Even today, many people who do not understand their benign nature still fear them. It is a fear that goes back to the dawn of mankind.
Eclipse links
Links to all the best sites on the eclipse.
Eclipse archive
People who saw the total eclipse of 1927 - the last to be seen on the UK mainland - recall their experiences.
Solar science
What do we learn from an eclipse? We look at some of the things that are otherwise impossible to see and some of the research that will be done by scientists during the eclipse.
Day becomes night
Stand by for an assault on all your senses - a total eclipse of the Sun is a unique experience.
Sun block
What is an eclipse and why are there different types?
Watch it
View or listen to BBC programmes and reports covering eclipses as far back as 1954
Eclipse news archive
A comprehensive archive of stories about the 1999 total solar eclipse posted by BBC News Online.

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