Here are a couple of shots I saw in my Twitter feed this morning of the annual solar eclipse this past weekend.
The first picture is from J.R. Hehnly, taken in West Texas. J.R.’s Twitter name is @stormchasing and his site is http://okstorms.com.
The second pic was taken in Melrose, New Mexico by George Kourounis, of http://furiousearth.com. George’s name on twitter is @georgekourounis.
In a total solar eclipse occurs the moon passes between the Earth and the sun. That casts a shadow that blocks out the sun’s light. An annular eclipse means the moon is too far from the Earth and the sun’s light isn’t completely blocked. Instead, a thin “ring” is visible around the black circle that is the moon’s shadow.