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10+ Of The Best Shots Of The 2017 Solar Eclipse

10+ Of The Best Shots Of The 2017 Solar Eclipse | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it
On Monday, August 21, 2017, millions of people were staring at the same thing through doofy glasses, as they tried to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse.
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Solar eclipse picture: a partial eclipse over Colorado

Solar eclipse picture: a partial eclipse over Colorado | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it

An observer in Colorado stands framed by a partial solar eclipse in a picture taken last week and submitted to National Geographic's My Shot.

Solar eclipses happen when the moon lines up between Earth and the sun. But in the most recent case, known as an annular eclipse, the dark moon's apparent diameter was smaller than the visible disk of the sun, so that it left a ring—or annulus—of fiery light around the edges.

The event was the first annular eclipse seen from the mainland United States since 1994.

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