Eclipse Seen In Australia

Early in the morning in Australia, May 10th, 2013, a partial solar eclipse happened as early risers watched the natural occurrence for less than ten minutes. The moon passed in front of the sun, creating a 120 mile long shadow across a large chunk of Western Australia before it moved over Northern Australia and moved out of the way of the sun.

What was so special about this eclipse was that it created a rare event where the moon eclipsed a major portion of the center of the sun creating a “ring of fire” effect.

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Photo by Rick Rycroft

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Fantastic image of the “Ring of Fire” from Geoff Sims in western Australia. Follow him @beyond_beneath #eclipse pic.twitter.com/U9Nz7zG1XY

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