Skywatcher Ed Burczyk captured this photo of a partial solar eclipse from Tampa Bay, Fla., during the rare hybrid solar eclipse of Nov. 3, 2013.
The eclipse on November 3, 2013, begins as an annular event (far-left end of green line) but quickly becomes a total solar eclipse as the moon’s umbra crosses the Atlantic Ocean and central Africa. credit: Sky & Telescope illustration / source: F. Espenak
When the Moon passes directly between the Sun and Earth, its umbra (shadow cone) reaches Earth’s surface and thus completely covers the Sun. The result is a total solar eclipse. But when the Moon is slightly farther from Earth, its disk appears to small to block the entire Sun, and an annular (or ring) eclipse results. credit: Sky & Telescope
Astrophotographer Jay Pasachoff sent in this photo of the annular solar eclipse on May 10, 2013. He took the image from a site 43 miles (70 km) north of Tennant Creek, Northern Territories, Australia using a Nikon D600 FX and a 4000-mm Nikkor lens with a Thousand Oaks Optical filter.
My favourite photographs of yesterdays annular eclipse. Yesterday, parts of Australia were treated to a spectacular "ring of fire" annular eclipse. Unfortunately, us Northerners didn't get to see anything at all - so hopefully these amazing photographs will console you.https://www.facebook.com/IFeakingLoveScience
Partial Solar Eclipse May 2013 - Taken by Joseph Mina on May 9, 2013 @ Photographed from Energy Lab on Hawaii Islands west coast. Thin cloud layer added depth to the Suns view. Image taken at maximum eclipse when Sun was approximately 40% covered. Source: Spaceweather.com
RING OF FIRE SOLAR ECLIPSE: As the sun rose over Australia on Friday morning, May 10th, the solar disk turned into a ring of fire. The day began with an annular solar eclipse. Nicole Hollenbeck took the picture from inside the narrow path of annularity about 70km south of Newman, Australia. At the time, more than 95% of the suns diameter was covered by the Moon. Credit: Spaceweather.com / Nicole Hollenbeck