Posted: June 2, 2016 in Uncategorized
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Sunset Ring of Fire

Photographer Dan McGlaun shot these incredible images of a Annular Eclipse, viewed from Big Spring State Park in western Texas.

An annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon covers the Sun’s center, leaving the Sun’s visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire” or annulus around the Moon. In an annular eclipse of the Sun, the Moon casts its antumbra – the outer part of the Moon’s umbra – on the Earth. Like total solar eclipses, annular solar eclipses can be seen as partial eclipses from locations inside its penumbra, but outside it’s antumbra.

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