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The Solar eclipse is a magnificant natural event that one can see maybe only once in a lifetime. The last total solar eclipse in Turkey occured on August 11th, 1999, which was observed by hundreds of thousands of local and foreign people. On March 29, 2006, our country will experience another total solar eclipse, which will last almost 4 minutes.

Once the sun is completely hidden, you can see the full glory of the solar corona. The corona is about the same brightness as the full moon. You don't normally see it because of the blue sky. If you were in orbit above the atmosphere, you would only have to block the bright portion of the sun to see the corona. This is what orbiting solar observatories do. They can create artificial eclipses with occulting disks and observe the corona whenever needed, and for as long as is necessary.

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