Ring of Fire Eclipse

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A partial annular eclipse takes place over Beijing, China, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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A partial annular solar eclipse is reflected in a pool of water in Beijing, China, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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An annular solar eclipse is seen in Hong Kong Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday.The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. It will move across the Pacific and also be seen in parts of the western United States. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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A girl use special sunglasses to observe an annular solar eclipse along the Victoria Habour in Hong Kong, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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An annular solar eclipse is seen between Ferris wheel in the sky over Yokohama near Tokyo Monday, May 21, 2012. The annular solar eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent Monday morning. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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People watch an annular solar eclipse at a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
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The moon slides across the sun, showing a blazing halo of light, during an annular solar eclipse at a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
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An annular solar eclipse is partially seen at sunrise Monday, May 21, 2012, from the coastal township of Gumaca, Quezon province, 187 kilometers (116 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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Hikers watch an annular eclipse from Papago Park in Phoenix on Sunday, May 20, 2012. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across China, Japan and elsewhere in the region before moving across the Pacific to be seen in parts of the western United States. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Chow)
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An annular eclipse appears Sunday, May 20, 2012, north of Odessa, Texas. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across China, Japan and elsewhere in the region before moving across the Pacific to be seen in parts of the western United States. (AP Photo/Odessa American, Albert Cesare)
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An annular solar eclipse is seen briefly during a break in clouds over Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, May 21, 2012. The annular solar eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent Monday morning. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
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An annular solar eclipse is visible from Machida, on the outskirts of Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2012. The annular solar eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent Monday morning. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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The new moon crosses in front of the sun creating an annular eclipse over West Mitten, left, and East Mitten buttes, Sunday, May 20, 2012, in Monument Valley, Ariz. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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A thundershower rolls through as an annular solar eclipse appears in Gardnerville, Nev., on Sunday, May 20, 2012. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across China, Japan and elsewhere in the region before moving across the Pacific to be seen in parts of the western United States. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)
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National Park Service Ranger Luke Fields, left, talks about the annual solar eclipse as it gets ready to slip below the horizon at the Petroglyph National Monument near Albuquerque, N.M., on Sunday, May 20, 2012. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across China, Japan and elsewhere in the region before moving across the Pacific to be seen in parts of the western United States. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
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The new moon finishes its path in front of the setting sun between West Mitten and East Mitten buttes during an annular eclipse, Sunday, May 20, 2012, in Monument Valley, Ariz. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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People view an annular solar eclipse as they look towards the setting sun on the horizon Sunday, May 20, 2012, in Phoenix. The annular solar eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the world. It has moved across the Pacific and also be seen in parts of the western United States.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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Joel Zdepski uses binoculars to project the annular eclipse on a piece of paper at Monkey Face in Upper Bidwell Park, Sunday, May 20, 2012, in Chico, Calif. (AP Photo/The Chico Enterprise-Record, Jason Halley)
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Bettina Buechell and Gulai Walbel, from Switzerland, watch the annular eclipse during the astronomy festival, Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Bryce Canyon's Inspiration Point in Utah. (AP Photo/The Spectrum, Asher Swan) NO SALES; MAGS OUT; TV OUT
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Linda Hubley, Balloon Fiesta Museum Development Coordinator, hands out special eyewear to Steve Weisen, center, and his wife Katie, of Milwaukee, after the couple waited in line for 2 and 1/2 hours at the Balloon Fiesta Museum to watch the rare annular eclipse, Sunday, May 20, 2012, in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/The Albuquerque Journal, Adolphe Pierre-Louis)
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An annular eclipse appears Sunday, May 20, 2012, in Fresno, Calif. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across China, Japan and elsewhere in the region before moving across the Pacific to be seen in parts of the western United States. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, John Walker)

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Millions around the world watched on Sunday as the annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas of Asia, the Pacific and western United States.

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