Photo Story: Annular Solar Eclipse in Taiwan

EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO

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The annular solar eclipse in Chiayi city, Taiwan, 21 June 2020. During this annular solar eclipse – the first of the decade – the moon appears to cover the sun, leaving the sun’s halo as a visible rim forming an annulus, popularly known as the ‘ring of fire.’

 

Via EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO

Partial solar eclipse in Hong Kong
Different stages of an annular partial solar eclipse over Hong Kong, China, 21 June 2020. A partial solar eclipse occurs when a portion of the Earth is engulfed by the shadow (penumbra) cast by the Moon as it passes between our planet and the Sun in imperfect alignment. During this annular eclipse ? the first of the decade ? the Moon appears to cover the Sun, leaving the Sun’s halo as a visible rim forming an annulus, popularly known as the ‘ring of fire.’ EPA-EFE/JEROME FAVRE

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