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On July 22, there was a total solar eclipse, just south of Korea, & in Seoul, 80% of the sun was obscured by the moon. What you see here, are the crescents of the remaining sun's sphere, at the peak of the eclipse, as refracted through dozens of leaves, on branches of trees, above the pavement. It is not recommended that anyone look at the sun directly. Like a magnifying glass, the sunlight will be focussed on the back of your retina, & burn it, causing permanent eye damage. I thought this was a novel way of 'seeing' the eclipse, without any eye damage. The same effect can be created by crossing your fingers at a 90 degree angle, in a cross hash # formation.

More info Here.

And here's a link to a global map, of future total eclipses (excluding July 22 2009 & earlier):

http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/future.html

"• July 11, 2010: Cruise to Tahiti or watch from Easter Island, Chile, or Argentina

• November 13, 2012: Visible from north central Australia to the Great Barrier Reef

• March 9, 2016: Crosses Indonesia—Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, and Halmahera

• August 21, 2017: Sweeps a 70-mile-wide path across the United States, moving across Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina"

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