Millions Watch The ‘Ring Of Fire’ Rare Annular Eclipse

This past weekend on May 21st, millions around certain parts of the globe witnessed a rare annular eclipse resulting in some amazing photos and video.

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 annular 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 Tokyo, Japan.

If you want to see more check out the collection of photos over at and buzzfeed

photos: Qhimm


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