Video in the News: Eclipse Makes "Ring of Fire" in Sky

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The morning of Monday, October 3, 2005, sky-watchers in Africa and Europe witnessed a seldom seen annular eclipse. In this kind of eclipse the moon crosses in front of the sun during the farthest point in its orbit, making the moon appear too small to fully cover the sun. The result is a blazing ring in the sky. See footage of an annular eclipse in this video, and explore the science behind the phenomenon.

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