SPACE -- January 4, 2011 at 7:50 PM ET
Clips of the Eclipse From Around the World
Since much of the world didn't get a chance to witness it in person, The Rundown collected footage -- from Tehran, Iran, to Dresden, Germany -- to allow readers to gaze directly at the eclipse from the safety of their computer screens, phones, iPads and such.
A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the earth and the sun, making the sun appear as a crescent. When all three align, you'll see a total eclipse, as the sun is completely blocked from view.
Take a look: