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'Ring of fire' solar eclipse thrills skywatchers on longest day

Jun 22, 2020 - 1:16 AM

The solar eclipse occurs on the northern hemisphere's longest day of the year – the summer solstice

This combination of pictures created on June 21, 2020 shows the moon moving in front of the sun during an annular solar eclipse as seen in Hong Kong. (Photo by ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP)

Rare 'ring of fire' solar eclipse to dim Africa, Asia

Jun 20, 2020 - 11:18 AM

Annular eclipses occur when the Moon – passing between Earth and the Sun – is not quite close enough to our planet to completely obscure sunlight, leaving a thin ring of the solar disc visible

ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE. This combination of photos shows an annular solar eclipse, as seen from the Estancia El Muster, near Sarmiento, Chubut province, 1600 kilometers south of Buenos Aires on February 26, 2017. File photo by Alejandro Pagni/AFP

LOOK: 'Ring of fire' solar eclipse as seen from PH, other parts of world

Dec 26, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Check out photos of the rare astronomical event here

‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse visible in Mindanao on December 26

Dec 20, 2019 - 6:29 PM

This is one rare experience, as the next annular solar eclipse visible in the Philippines will be on February 28, 2063

The week in photos: August 19-25, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:22 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

GOOD FOR 3RD. Kaitlin de Guzman scored 12.3 to clinch the bronze medal in beam event of women's artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th SEA Games on August 22, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by PSC-POC Media

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Aug 22, 2017 - 10:28 AM

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Bonnie Tyler to 'Goatality': The Great American Eclipse

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:03 AM

The Great American Eclipse also had its share of quirky sideshows

VIEWING PARTY. Locals and travelers from around the world gather on Menan Butte to watch the eclipse on August 21, 2017 in Menan, Idaho. Natalie Behring/Getty Images/AFP

Total solar eclipse mesmerizes America

Aug 22, 2017 - 7:44 AM

Millions of eclipse chasers and amateur star watchers alike converged in cities along the path of totality a 70 mile 113 kilometer wide swath cutting through 14 US states

TOTAL ECLIPSE. The total solar eclipse Monday August 21, 2017 in Madras, Oregon. Rob Kerr/AFP

LIVE: August 21, 2017 North America solar eclipse

Aug 21, 2017 - 3:27 PM

The first total solar eclipse to sweep North America in nearly a century will march across the continent August 21 Watch it here courtesy of NASA

In this file photo, a total solar eclipse is pictured from the city of Ternate, in Indonesia's Maluku Islands, on March 9, 2016.  Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Millions pour into U.S. towns in path of total eclipse

Aug 21, 2017 - 7:22 AM

The Great American Eclipse as it is being called will move diagonally across the country northwest to southeast providing a spectacular solar show

CASHING IN. A sign announcing that the Charleston City Market will be open during the total solar eclipse in Charleston, South Carolina is seen on August 20, 2017. Mandel Ngan/AFP

First eclipse in 99 years to sweep North America

Aug 18, 2017 - 9:58 AM

The last time an eclipse crossed from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean was on June 8 1918 when a total eclipse was visible from Washington to Florida

'Ring of fire' eclipse delights Africa, South America

Feb 26, 2017 - 9:09 PM

UPDATED The solar eclipse is most visible in a 100 kilometer 62 mile band cutting through Chile Argentina Angola Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Picture taken on February 26, 2017 showing people preparing to see an annular solar eclipse, at the Estancia El Muster, near Sarmiento, Chubut province, 1600 km south of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on February 26, 2017. Alejandro Pagni/AFP

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Mar 09, 2016 - 12:19 PM

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IN PHOTOS: March 9 solar eclipse

Mar 09, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Here are photos from this year s lone total solar eclipse event that swept across much of Indonesia and Southeast Asia

TOTAL ECLIPSE. A total solar eclipse is pictured from the city of Ternate, in Indonesia's Maluku Islands, on March 9, 2016. Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Total solar eclipse darkens skies in Indonesia

Mar 09, 2016 - 10:14 AM

From a festival featuring live bands to fun runs and traditional dances events are taking place across Indonesia for an estimated 10 000 foreign visitors and 100 000 domestic tourists witnessing the phenomenon

CELESTIAL SPECTACLE. A view of the solar eclipse from Palu, Indonesia, March 9, 2016. Frame grab courtesy Slooh

AS IT HAPPENS: March 9 total solar eclipse

Mar 09, 2016 - 7:30 AM

UPDATED Watch 2016 s lone solar eclipse again courtesy of Slooh

Image courtesy NASA

Tourists flock to Indonesia for rare total solar eclipse

Mar 07, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Indonesia set to witness the eclipse travel in a broad arc across the world s biggest archipelago nation

RARE ECLIPSE. Indonesia prepares for a total solar eclipse. File photo of total solar eclipse at Svalbard, Norway, 20 March 2015 by EPA.

Solar eclipse, tech shifts in business, underboob selfies | SciTech4u

Mar 24, 2015 - 5:56 PM

A rare celestial event: March 20’s solar eclipse What are the 7 tech shifts happening right now? The underboob selfie riles up Thailand s officials

MILF training camp, total eclipse, One Direction | The wRap

Mar 20, 2015 - 8:20 PM

The military wants to dismantle an MILF camp A solar eclipse casts a shadow on Earth One Direction is scheduled to arrive in Manila

Solar eclipse sweeps Africa, Europe and US

Nov 04, 2013 - 10:17 AM

A total eclipse could be seen over parts of Africa and one of the best views was in northern Kenya s Sibiloi national park

SOLAR ECLIPSE. A partial solar eclipse is seen behind the Haram el-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary), or the Temple Mount, with the golden Dome of the Rock in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, 03 November 2013. EPA/Abir Sultan

IN PHOTOS: May 10 annular solar eclipse

May 10, 2013 - 4:41 PM

General Santos City had one of the best views of this eclipse in the Philippines

ANNULAR ECLIPSE. The solar eclipse was visible across a large part of the central and southern areas of the Pacific Ocean, large areas of Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem

May 10 solar eclipse visible in southern PH

May 09, 2013 - 10:04 AM

An annular solar eclipse will be seen Friday May 10 across large areas of the Pacific including areas in the southern Philippines

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Thousands to watch rare total eclipse in Australia

Nov 12, 2012 - 4:48 PM

Tens of thousands of people were flocking to Australia s tropical north Monday November 12 to watch a rare total solar eclipse a phenomenon officials say has not been seen in the region in 1 300 years

Thousands gaze at Pacific eclipse spectacle

May 21, 2012 - 9:07 AM

Thousands turned their eyes to the sky on both sides of the Pacific to gaze excitedly as a partial eclipse occluded the sun at dawn in Asia and at dusk in the western United States

SOLAR ECLIPSE. An annular solar eclipse is seen over a ferris wheel in Tokyo on May 21, 2012. For the first time in 932 years, a swathe of the country was able to see the annular solar eclipse, when the moon passes in front of the sun, blocking out all but an outer circle of light. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO