A gorgeous composite image of yesterday's ring of fire eclipse

Yesterday's annular – aka "ring of fire" – eclipse was only visible from Australia, Papau New Guinea and boats floating in just the right patch of the Pacific Ocean. Here's what it looked like from Cape York, Australia. » 5/10/13 7:40am 5/10/13 7:40am

How to catch today's "Ring of Fire" eclipse

2013's first solar eclipse is a weird one: This afternoon, a stunning annular eclipse will blaze, ring-like, in Australian and Pacific skies. Here's how you can watch (even if you're not from down under). » 5/09/13 7:20am 5/09/13 7:20am

Everything you need to know to catch Sunday's rare "ring of fire"…

This weekend, the Moon will pass between Earth and the Sun, giving rise to what sky-watchers call an annular eclipse. Also known as a "ring of fire" eclipse (for reasons that the top image should make clear), it's the first annular eclipse to be visible from the continental U.S. in close to 20 years. Here's what you… » 5/18/12 1:25pm 5/18/12 1:25pm

Breathtaking look at a solar eclipse in space

Back on January 4, the Moon moved in front of the Sun, almost completely blocking our view of the Sun back on Earth. The Japanese-American Hinode satellite snapped this absolutely incredible photo of the eclipse from up in space. » 2/01/11 11:12am 2/01/11 11:12am