Canberra: Sky-gazers were treated to an annular solar eclipse
in remote areas of Australia on Friday, with the Moon crossing in front of the Sun to leave a "ring of fire" around its silhouette.
An annular solar eclipse
occurs when the moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the sun, causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring), blocking most of the sun's light.
The annular solar eclipse
, often called ''a ring of fire'' eclipse, visible on the Pacific coast side of in southwestern to northeastern Japan, continued for around four to five minutes.
The solar eclipse of August 11, 1999, in Europe helped to increase public awareness of the phenomenon, which apparently led an unusually large number of journeys made specifically to witness the annular solar eclipse
of October 3, 2005, and of March 29, 2006.
THE recent annular solar eclipse
showed how fearful many of us are about natural phenomena.
Summary: The longest annular solar eclipse
of the Indian Ocean and eastern Asia.
Summary: DUBAI/ABU DHABI u Thousands of people in the UAE witnessed the longest-lasting annular solar eclipse
of the millennium on Friday.
The last full annular solar eclipse
seen in the Arabian Peninsula was in 1763.
JAKARTA - An annular solar eclipse
will say Happy Lunar New Year to a few lucky Indonesians on Monday afternoon when the Sun will be ''transformed'' into a ring of fire, a rare natural phenomenon that happens only once every 18 years at a given location.
Jan 26 Annular solar eclipse
visible in the Southern Hemisphere.
That's the day of an annular solar eclipse
( when the moon appears too small to completely cover the sun and there's a bright ring visible around the blacked-out centre.
An annular solar eclipse
, in which a thin outer ring of the sun's disk is not covered by the smaller dark disk of the moon, occurred Tuesday morning in the region spanning Indonesia to Latin America.
In preparation for the annular solar eclipse
of May 10, 1994, the path of which passed directly over the Institute and the surrounding geographical area, a series of teacher training workshops was conducted at several schools in the vicinity.
16 Kyodo Professional and amateur astronomers gathered in Australia on Tuesday to observe the millennium's last annular solar eclipse
, which was visible in the afternoon over a wide area stretching from the southern Indian Ocean to Australia.
A wide diagonal strip of land from the Southwest to southern Maine will be treated to more than just an ordinary partial eclipse; it will be treated to an annular solar eclipse