Sky-gazers were treated to an annular solar eclipse in remote areas of Australia on Friday, with the Moon crossing in front of the Sun to leave a "ring of fire" around its silhouette.
A girl adjusts a telescope to focus the reflected image of a partial solar eclipse (bottom C) in front of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge (back L) on May 10, 2013. Star-gazers were treated to an annular solar eclipse in remote areas of Australia with the Moon crossing in front of the Sun and blotting out much of its light. The annular eclipse, a phenomenal which occurs when the Moon is so close to the Earth that is cannot completely cover the Sun when it passes between it, was seen across a band across northern Australia, while places such as Sydney saw a partial eclipse. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN
The eclipse, which occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun but is too close to the Earth to completely cover the Sun, was seen in full across northern Australia, while Sydney saw a partial eclipse.
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