An Eclipse in Your Pocket

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When you think about it, American money is kind of boring. It's fairly drab in color, and rarely have people other than U.S. presidents been found on our dollars or coins. Other countries put more interesting people, like scientists, on their money, often using a rainbow of colors. Even more daring, though, is to not put any people at all on a country's banknote. The image above is the 2000 Lei note (now obsolete) from Romania. It commemorates an August 1999 solar eclipse that was visible from Romania to India.

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