NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 August 31 Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico What is this person doing? In 2012 an annular eclipse of the Sun was visible over a narrow path that crossed the northern Pacific Ocean and several western US.
THIS WEEKEND: Solar Eclipse To Create Spectacular 'Ring Of Fire'
Sun spots are visible as the moon moves into full eclipse position. Unlike in a total solar eclipse, the moon in an annular eclipse appears too small to cover the sun completely, leaving a 'ring of fire' effect