Partial Annular Eclipse (3 photos)

Shuwen and I walked to a hill near our home at 4S Ranch to experience a partial annular solar eclipse – annular means that the moon doesn’t cover the entire sun, a small “ring of fire” remains around the moon’s silhouette. And partial because Southern California was not in the path of maximum eclipse.

The eclipse was relatively late in the day so the sun was pretty low in the west already. In the first photo, you can see some sunspots, the second photo is at our around the maximum coverage of the sun by the moon – and the third photo are just some backlit eucalyptus trees throwing shadows onto the afternoon haze. :-)

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