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20 May 2012


An annular eclipse happens whenever the new moon swings directly in front of the sun, blocking out all but the outer portion of the solar disk from view. This kind of eclipse presents an apparent ring of fire – really, the outer edge of the sun – around the moon in the daytime sky at mid-eclipse.

This annular – ring of fire – eclipse will be visible from China and Japan on May 21, 2012. Outside the path of the annular eclipse, sky watchers in much of northern, central and southeastern Asia will see a partial solar eclipse. See below for a worldwide map and for eclipse times in both the Eastern and Western Hemispheres!

Read the rest at EarthSky.

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