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Solar Eclipse

July 21st, 2009
05:32 PM ET

The longest total solar eclipse this century begins just hours from now, sweeping east across China and into the Pacific Ocean. Millions of sky gazers across the region are looking for the best spots to catch six minutes and 39 seconds of darkness (iffy weather permitting) and scientists will be hoping to capture crucial data as the stunning phenomenon unfolds. But not all of us are fascinated by the experience. Since time began, solar eclipses have been associated with bad luck. Nearly ten percent of respondents to a CNN.com quick poll today said they find the whole experience "freaky". So, will you be watching, and if so where? Are you excited, or just a little scared?

Help us Connect the World at 9p London time – email me at connecttheworld@cnn.com or leave a comment below. We'll do our best to share as many of your thoughts – superstitious or not – on air!

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