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DON'T MISS: Rare 'Ring of Fire' wows skygazers

Last updated on: May 21, 2012 14:33 IST

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A helicopter passes in front of the solar eclipse over Payson, Arizona. The Sun and the Moon aligned over the earth in a rare astronomical event on Sunday.

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Photographs: Jeff Robbins/Reuters
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The annular solar eclipse is seen at Hirai Daini Elementary School in Tokyo. The eclipse dimmed the skies over parts of Asia and North America.

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Photographs: Issei Kato/Reuters

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A partial eclipse is seen from a camera reflection behind a pickup near Flagstaff, Arizona. The eclipse briefly turned the Sun into a blazing ring of fire.

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Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters
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A combination photo shows the moon passing between the Sun and the Earth during an eclipse seen from a rooftop of Roppongi Hills complex in Tokyo.

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Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

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A dog is seen wearing a solar viewer during an annular solar eclipse at a temporary shelter for evacuees from last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster, in Koriyama, Fukushima prefecture.

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Photographs: Reuters

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Annular eclipses are rare and haven't been visible on the US soil since 1994 and the next one won't occur again until 2023.

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Photographs: Jim Urquhart/Reuters
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A man practices Taichi during an eclipse at the Bund along the Huangpu River in Shanghai.

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Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters

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An annular solar eclipse is seen from a rooftop of the Roppongi Hills complex in Tokyo.

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Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

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School children using solar viewers lie down on a lawn as they observe the annular eclipse at Hirai Daini Elementary School in Tokyo.

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Photographs: Issei Kato/Reuters

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School children observe the annular eclipse with solar viewers at Hirai Daini Elementary School in Tokyo.

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Photographs: Issei Kato/Reuters

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People watch as a rare annular eclipse dims the sky, as the Sun and the Moon align for the 'Ring of Fire' spectacle over the southwestern town of Kanarraville, Utah.

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Photographs: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

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