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Solar eclipse enthralls North America

Local authorities in Mazatlan handed out more than 150,000 free glasses for safe viewing of the April 8 solar eclipse.

The Sinaloa resort city was packed to the rafters to witness the three and a half minute period of total darkness that occurred when the moon completely blocked the sun.

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In Guadalajara, enthusiasm was also high for the partial eclipse, as the skies darkened and the air cooled when 93 percent of the sun was covered for a few minutes just after midday. Many schools had prepared for the event — including the American School — and took a break from classes to allow their students a rare opportunity to see this amazing celestial occurrence.

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