BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) _ Luciano Pavarotti was anticipating the solar eclipse with ``deep emotion,'' but says he's not the superstitious type.

``Even if Nostradamus predicted the end of the world, I don't think it's going to happen,'' he said Tuesday.

Scientists and tourists have flocked to Romania to view the celestial event, expected by NASA to be visible in this country for 2 minutes and 23 seconds, longer than anywhere else in the world.

After today's eclipse, the singer was to perform an open-air concert in the shadow of the hulking, white palace built by late Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.