I read this book in my school's library and that was a long time ago. I will give my best to reproduce the important parts of it. Few scientists, while working on something in Antarctica observe that the sun goes dark for a very minute fraction of a second. One of the scientists recalls that this happened before and they investigate on that. Later they observe through some telescopic images that an alien space ship was draining energy from sun which caused that small moment of darkness.They then go near the sun and try to stop the aliens and save the human race. I also remember the last scene. The scientist's daughter watches the beautiful sun rising the next morning.

  • When was a long time ago? 50 years ago? Was it an "adult" or a "juvenile" book? Please mention any unimportant parts that you can remember, they can be helpful in identifying the story, by distinguishing it from all the other stories about alien sun-stealers. – user14111 Mar 23 '15 at 11:01
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    For example, Wollheim's The Secret of the Ninth Planet--the subject of this old question--was about alien sun stealers. But the final showdown with the alien is not near the sun, it's in the outer solar system, out around Pluto and Neptune. – user14111 Mar 23 '15 at 11:07
  • @user14111 long enough to forget the title lets say. It is not a juvenile book. I don't wholly remember the story. coming to less important parts, the scientist, our hero will have some marriage issues. His wife also ends up on the same mission. They both will have a large age gap I think but am not sure. – Gautham Mar 23 '15 at 12:27

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