Ring of Fire

June 20, 2002


Provided and copyright by: Pablo Lonnie Pacheco Railey, Sociedad AstronĂ³mica del Planetario Alfa
Summary authors & editors: Pablo Lonnie Pacheco Railey

This is a multiple exposure of the annular eclipse of the sun visible in Playa San Carlos, Mexico last week. The clouds generated by Hurricane Boris almost ruined the observation but a thin sliver of the sun was visible for a few minutes at sunset. The moon was in the ascending node when the picture was taken. If the orbit of the moon was not inclined, every month we would see a solar eclipse. Credit: Jimmy Herrera and Lonnie Pacheco

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