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This Week's 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse: What You Need to Know

The annular eclipse of the sun by the moon, as it will appear from Cooktown, Queensland, Australia on the morning of May 10, 2013 at 8:49 a.m. local time.

'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse

May 10, 2013

People in northern Australia were treated to a rare sight on May 9, a 'ring of fire' eclipse which sees the moon block the sun, but leaving a ring of light exposed making it appear as if a ring of fire is hovering in the sky.
Read more about the 'ring of fire' eclipse here.