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In Pictures: 'Ring of Fire' eclipse
Rare annular solar eclipse, seen across the northern Pacific, wows skygazers from China and Japan to United States.
Last Modified: 21 May 2012 08:14


Shuji Kajiyama/AP
The moon slides across the sun, showing a blazing halo of light, during an annular eclipse viewed in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Japan.


TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images
Junior high school students in Kawakaki, Tokyo observe the annular solar eclipse through special glasses.


CHERYL RAVELO/Reuters
A boy watches a partial eclipse as seen in Manila, Philippines.


STRINGER/REUTERS
The eclipse was also seen in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The skies dimmed over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire.


KIMIMASA MAYAMA/EPA
People observe the eclipse in Tokyo, Japan.


BOBBY YIP/REUTERS
Cloud cover over most of Hong Kong gave viewers only a brief window in which to watch the eclipse.


Shuji Kajiyama/AP
A business man watches the eclipse at a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo.


Koji Sasahara/AP
The progression of the eclipse is viewed above a Ferris wheel over Yokohama near Tokyo.


JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images
A small bird rests at a powerline backgrounded by the eclipse in Los Angeles, California.


AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Astronomers watch the annular eclipse through eclipse-viewers in Taipei, China.


LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS
The moon passes between the sun and the earth behind a windmill near Albuquerque, New Mexico.


JIM URQUHART/REUTERS
An eclipse watcher wears a welding mask as the skies dimmed over the southwestern US town of Kanarraville, Utah.


David McNew/Getty Images
This was the first annular eclipse seen in the US since 1994.


ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
A four-year old watches the event in Kanarraville, Utah, the location where an almost perfect annular eclipse could be seen.


David McNew/Getty Images
People watch as an eclipse reaches annularity in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.


STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images
The eclipse was viewed from the Pueblo Bonito ancient building at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in Nageezi, Arizona.



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The moon slides across the sun, showing a blazing halo of light, during an annular eclipse viewed in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Japan.;*;Junior high school students in Kawakaki, Tokyo observe the annular solar eclipse through special glasses.;*;A boy watches a partial eclipse as seen in Manila, Philippines.;*;The eclipse was also seen in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The skies dimmed over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire.;*;People observe the eclipse in Tokyo, Japan.;*;Cloud cover over most of Hong Kong gave viewers only a brief window in which to watch the eclipse.;*;A business man watches the eclipse at a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo.;*;The progression of the eclipse is viewed above a Ferris wheel over Yokohama near Tokyo.;*;A small bird rests at a powerline backgrounded by the eclipse in Los Angeles, California.;*;Astronomers watch the annular eclipse through eclipse-viewers in Taipei, China.;*;The moon passes between the sun and the earth behind a windmill near Albuquerque, New Mexico.;*;An eclipse watcher wears a welding mask as the skies dimmed over the southwestern US town of Kanarraville, Utah.;*;This was the first annular eclipse seen in the US since 1994.;*;A four-year old watches the event in Kanarraville, Utah, the location where an almost perfect annular eclipse could be seen.;*;People watch as an eclipse reaches annularity in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. ;*;The eclipse was viewed from the Pueblo Bonito ancient building at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in Nageezi, Arizona. Daylife ID:
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'Ring of Fire' lights up the skyhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-skyen-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Mon, 21 May 2012 05:57:39 GMTMon, 21 May 2012 07:14:48 GMT http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=06Ww5dJ28agM0

The moon slides across the sun, showing a blazing halo of light, during an annular eclipse viewed in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Japan.

Mon, 21 May 2012 05:23:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=06Ww5dJ28agM0Shuji KajiyamaAPAP Photo

The moon slides across the sun, showing a blazing halo of light, during an annular eclipse viewed in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Japan.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=0b4Ua145YL7TW

Junior high school students in Kawakaki, Tokyo observe the annular solar eclipse through special glasses.

Mon, 21 May 2012 01:13:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=0b4Ua145YL7TWTORU YAMANAKAAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Junior high school students in Kawakaki, Tokyo observe the annular solar eclipse through special glasses.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=04Ue92W3Dyh0P

A boy watches a partial eclipse as seen in Manila, Philippines.

Mon, 21 May 2012 03:38:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=04Ue92W3Dyh0PCHERYL RAVELOReutersReuters Pictures

A boy watches a partial eclipse as seen in Manila, Philippines.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=0cVy2DV3OX2Gz

The eclipse was also seen in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The skies dimmed over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire.

Mon, 21 May 2012 05:21:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=0cVy2DV3OX2GzSTRINGERREUTERSReuters Pictures

The eclipse was also seen in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The skies dimmed over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=06X28or2bX2rd

People observe the eclipse in Tokyo, Japan.

Sun, 20 May 2012 23:45:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=06X28or2bX2rdKIMIMASA MAYAMAEPAEPA Images

People observe the eclipse in Tokyo, Japan.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=084be646I35l7

Cloud cover over most of Hong Kong gave most viewers only a brief window in which to watch the eclipse.

Mon, 21 May 2012 01:55:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=084be646I35l7BOBBY YIPREUTERSReuters Pictures

Cloud cover over most of Hong Kong gave most viewers only a brief window in which to watch the eclipse.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=0dFN6JS4zRczH

A business man watches the eclipse at a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo.

Mon, 21 May 2012 01:45:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=0dFN6JS4zRczHShuji KajiyamaAPAP Photo

A business man watches the eclipse at a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=0gAZ8BY9wQ2kU

The progression of the eclipse is viewed above a Ferris wheel over Yokohama near Tokyo.

Mon, 21 May 2012 01:32:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=0gAZ8BY9wQ2kUKoji SasaharaAPAP Photo

The progression of the eclipse is viewed above a Ferris wheel over Yokohama near Tokyo.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=0atu2lqeb77Tx

A small bird rests at a powerline backgrounded by the eclipse in Los Angeles, California.

Mon, 21 May 2012 02:39:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=0atu2lqeb77TxJOE KLAMARAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

A small bird rests at a powerline backgrounded by the eclipse in Los Angeles, California.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=0abOfUG3AAell

Astronomers watch the annular eclipse through eclipse-viewers in Taipei, China.

Mon, 21 May 2012 00:49:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=0abOfUG3AAellAFPAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Astronomers watch the annular eclipse through eclipse-viewers in Taipei, China.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=04NN1ri9ZNbvt

The moon passes between the sun and the earth behind a windmill near Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Mon, 21 May 2012 03:21:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=04NN1ri9ZNbvtLUCAS JACKSONREUTERSReuters Pictures

The moon passes between the sun and the earth behind a windmill near Albuquerque, New Mexico.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=0cMJg8I50z108

An eclipse watcher wears a welding mask as the skies dimmed over the southwestern US town of Kanarraville, Utah.

Mon, 21 May 2012 04:04:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=0cMJg8I50z108JIM URQUHARTREUTERSReuters Pictures

An eclipse watcher wears a welding mask as the skies dimmed over the southwestern US town of Kanarraville, Utah.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=08O3bQX8T96Cj

This was the first annular eclipse seen in the US since 1994.

Mon, 21 May 2012 04:26:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=08O3bQX8T96CjDavid McNewGetty ImagesGetty Images

This was the first annular eclipse seen in the US since 1994.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=08nb9cqcDD0gi

A four-year old watches the event in Kanarraville, Utah, the location where an almost perfect annular eclipse could be seen.

Mon, 21 May 2012 05:50:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=08nb9cqcDD0giROBYN BECKAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

A four-year old watches the event in Kanarraville, Utah, the location where an almost perfect annular eclipse could be seen.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=06didsuh1Hglt

People watch as an eclipse reaches annularity in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

Mon, 21 May 2012 04:22:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=06didsuh1HgltDavid McNewGetty ImagesGetty Images

People watch as an eclipse reaches annularity in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=0enmh1ogBj1SB

The eclipse was viewed from the Pueblo Bonito ancient building at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in Nageezi, Arizona.

Mon, 21 May 2012 04:23:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/%27Ring-of-Fire%27-lights-up-the-sky?image_id=0enmh1ogBj1SBSTAN HONDAAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

The eclipse was viewed from the Pueblo Bonito ancient building at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in Nageezi, Arizona.



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