Featuring the ‘ring of fire’ eclipse: Videos and Photos of the Partial Solar Eclipse of May 10 2013

This pictures are just magic. Yesterday, the moon glided between Earth and the sun, blocking everything but a dazzling ring of light.

Stars hide your fires: The clouds cannot hide the majesty of the eclipse in Indonesia

The ‘ring of fire’ eclipse crossed Australia and the Pacific and created a shimmering circle of light in the sky on the sun.

A partial solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun

This partial eclipse is the second of its type to hit Australia in six months. In last November, a total solar eclipse plunged the country’s northeast into darkness. You lucky Aussies!

The moon moved across the sun for just a few minutes. The eclipse lasted between three and six minutes, depending on its location, and blacked out around 95 per cent of the sun at its peak.
The shadow drifted across Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the tiny island nation of Kiribati
The Friday’s annular solar eclipse, is not considered as scientifically important because the moon appears too small to completely black out the sun.

This combination of six photos shows the moon crossing in front of the sun (clockwise from top left)

Unlike a total solar eclipse, which essentially turns day into night, an annular eclipse just dims the sunlight.

Symphony of the spheres: The moon crosses in front of the sun as seen from the Sydney Observatory
The shadow drifted across Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the tiny island nation of Kiribati.

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