Astronomy buffs in the western U.S. were treated to an eclipse known as the Ring of Fire over the weekend. Technically, it's an annular solar eclipse, during which time the moon passes between the earth and sun. The moon blocks out much of the sun's light and casts a giant shadow on the earth.
Skywatchers Enjoy 'Ring Of Fire' Eclipse
By Amelia Templeton • May 21, 2012
Originally published on May 21, 2012 3:51 am