Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Annular Solar Eclipse, April 29, 2014

Tuesday's solar eclipse was a "ring of fire" annular eclipse, but only for an uninhabited swath of Antarctica. For observers in Australia, the moon appeared to cover about 65 percent of the sun, resulting in a striking partial solar eclipse at sunset.

Australian eclipse-chasers dealt with frustrating clouds that occasionally blocked views of the moon-sun rendezvous.

"I felt lucky to view and capture the eclipse this afternoon due to continuous partial cloud cover," 

First Solar Eclipse of 2014 Thrills Skywatchers in Australia (Photos)

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