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Ring of Fire Eclipse: 2012 (Pics)

Posted on: May 22, 2012

A rare annular eclipse – a ring of sunlight as the new moon, passing between Earth and sun, blocks most, but not all, of the sun’s disc.

It is striking to see. Differing from a total solar eclipse, the moon in an insular eclipse appears too small to cover the sun completely, leaving a ring of fire effect around the moon. The eclipse cast its shallow path crossing the West from west Texas to Oregon then arcing across the northern Pacific Ocean to

Source:
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/05/ring_of_fire_eclipse_2012.html

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