Millions of people on the other side of the globe are celebrating, and someare cowering in fear, as the sun is being blotted out. One Iowa astronomyexpert says it’s the last total solar eclipse of the millennium.Tom Hockey, a professor of Earth Science at the University of Northern Iowa,says the total solar eclipse was scheduled to occur around 5 a-m Iowa time,but the best view isn’t here. Overseas, the dark shadow is throwing a largepopulation of Europe & Asia into darkness. Hockey says it’s being widelyseen.Countries in the path of the shadow include: England, France, Germany,Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and India. The rare stellar phenomenon occurswhen the moon passes between the earth and the sun, casting a moon-sizedshadow on the planet.He says the best way to see the total solar eclipse is by watching there-run on T-V.
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