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Wednesday, August 11, 1999. :   Up to 350 million people watch the last total solar eclipse of the twentieth century.

     The last total solar eclipse of the twentieth century, on 11 August 1999, was witnessed by up to 350 million people across Asia and Europe. Overcast skies or sudden rain obscured the view for many Europeans, but the central south of Romania had the best view, with totality lasting the longest at the city of Ramnicu Valcea. A national holiday was declared for the citizens of Jordan and Syria. Because the eclipse travelled across many well populated areas of Europe, Asia and the Middle East, it was considered to have probably been the most-viewed eclipse of all time.

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