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Sunday, May 20, 2012

'Ring Of Fire' Eclipse Watched by Millions

Millions of Asians have watched transfixed as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early on Monday.

The annular eclipse, when the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent.

It will move across the Pacific and also be visible in parts of the western United States.

In Japan, "eclipse tours" were arranged at schools and parks, on pleasure boats and even private planes.

Similar events were held in China and Taiwan as well, with skywatchers warned to protect their eyes.

The eclipse was broadcast live on TV in Tokyo, where such an eclipse has not been visible since 1839. Read More